On the SCENE…

Milton Hershey Scrimmage Notes:

Parra shows he is a money kid.

Josh Parra 6-5 Milton Hershey 2020

Josh Parra continues to box his game up and excel at his strengths. In an age of take you off the bounce… everyone is a guard… it is refreshing to see a kid do sooooo much by doing absolutely nothing extra. Parra already holds Division I gridiron scholarships and with the 6-5 Forward’s play on the hardwood, basketball will be an option for him as well.

He is capable of impacting a game at the next level from either end of the floor with a workman-like mentality. He is explosive off the floor with a nose for the ball. High IQ kid understands positioning and angles. The “Play of the Day” was him simply sliding down the lane on a baseline drive by a teammate and elevating until his elbows were at the rim… off of one step… for an impressive banger. It was fun watching he and his teammates dominate the glass.

His size may keep him from landing the always coveted Division I scholarship in hoops but make no mistakes about it the kid could produce in one of the best Division II conferences in the country right here in our own backyard if given the opportunity. The PSAC is a grown mans’ league and Parra could go get me a rebound and put-back right now if I needed it mark my words… and just so we are clear, I could not say that for anyone else in the mid-state.

Parra scores on a layup in closing seconds to defeat Archbishop Carroll and nationally ranked AJ Hoggard in 2018.