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Jeff Parmer Signs with Basketball

Nov. 29, 2005

Florida Atlantic University's men's basketball team has inked its fourth early signee after receiving a National Letter of Intent from Jeff Parmer, announced FAU basketball coach Matt Doherty.

"Today is another great day for Florida Atlantic University basketball," said Doherty. "With Jeff Parmer's signing we feel that we have a great foundation for our program. Jeff will provide us with immediate help along our frontline. His ability to pass, handle, and shoot the basketball and overall feel for the game will give us many different options as we develop our team over the next two years. With the addition of Jeff, along with his teammate at PBCC Tavarus Harris, St. Andrew's product Xavier Perkins, and Lyman High's Sanchez Hughley, the future is bright for FAU basketball."

Parmer, a 6-8, 220 pound forward, completes a quartet that is the largest to sign with men's basketball during the NCAA November signing period. He will join the squad after the completion of his sophomore season at Palm Beach Community College and joins current teammate Tavarus Harris with commitments to the Owls.

As a Providence College freshman (2004-2005), Parmer played in 21 games with nine starts. He averaged 2.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg and dished out 15 assists.

In high school, the Niagara, NY native earned First-Team Western New York and was Second-Team All-State playing at Niagara Falls high school where he averaged 15.3 ppg, 4.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per game in 2002-2003. Parmer also earned First Team All-League honors in 2001, 2002 and 2003. While at Niagara he established a team record twice in 2003 with 21 rebounds in a game and served as the team captain in 2003. He also participated in the Adidas ABCD Camp in 2001 and 2002. In 2002, Parmer averaged 14.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 blocks.

The Owls will open their 2005-2006 home schedule 7 p.m., Wednesday versus the University of North Florida in the FAU Arena.



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