Chandler Parsons

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Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 227
Nationality: American
Born: 10/25/1988
Birthplace: Casselberry, FL
Draft: second round, 38th overall
Drafted By: Houston
College: Florida
NBA Career: 2011 - present
Mavs Tenure: 2014 - present

Chandler Parsons (born October 25, 1988 in Casselberry, Florida) was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on July 10, 2014.

Parsons led Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, to three successive Class 5A State Finals ultimately winning the championship his senior year in 2007. He was also selected first team All-State that year.

He opted to play his college ball at the University of Florida. Each year with the Gators brought successive improvement for Parsons. His scoring went from 8.1 to 9.2 to 12.4 in his junior season as he took the Gators to the NCAA Tournament.

In 2010-2011, his senior year, Parsons averaged 11.3 points and 7.8 rebounds as he took Florida to the Elite Eight of the tournament. On a personal front he was named First Team All-SEC, SEC Player-of-the-Year and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.

The Houston Rockets drafted the 6'9 forward in the second round (38th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. With the impending lockout, Parsons signed on with Cholet Basket in France. Prior to the NBA season starting he played in three games averaging 10.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.

As a rookie, he saw action in 63 games averaging 9.5 ppg. Improvement came in his second season as he raised his scoring average to 15.5 ppg and helped the Rockets to the NBA playoffs. Things continued moving forward for Parsons in 2013-2014 when the Rockets returned to the playoffs and his scoring average rose again to 16.6 points.

In that season he also set an NBA record for three-pointers in a half when, on January 24, 2014 against the Memphis Grizzlies, he hit ten 3's in the second half. Those ten from long range was also an all-time Houston Rockets record for most three-pointers in a game and that night he recorded his career high for points with 34.

On July 10, 2014, the Dallas Mavericks signed Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet. The Rockets had the option, but declined, to match the offer and on July 15, he officially became a Dallas Maverick.