Recruiting Report: Parker Chitty (2016)
Parker Chitty is a senior at Columbus East High School. The 6’1” point guard enters the season as the #36 ranked prospect in the Prep Hoops Indiana Top 180. Chitty looks ready to become the catalyst of the team coming…
Parker Chitty is a senior at Columbus East High School. The 6’1” point guard enters the season as the #36 ranked prospect in the Prep Hoops Indiana Top 180. Chitty looks ready to become the catalyst of the team coming off of a junior season in which he averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game.
Chitty is a solid point guard prospect with a college-ready frame. He doesn’t have the most athletic body, but he has the handles and craftiness to get past defenders and create shots. He is at his best when he is attacking the rim and finishing through contact.
Plenty of schools have taken interest in the steady lead guard. He recently picked up his first Division I offer from Eastern Kentucky. He likes what the school has to offer.
“I really like them a lot!” Parker said, “I’ve been hearing from them almost the whole summer. I think that they have a great coaching staff and are headed in the right direction.” He will take an official visit to Eastern on September 18th.
He also holds a trio of offers from Bellarmine, Saint Francis, and IU East. He took an official visit on Sunday to Bellarmine.
“They offered me and I believe they want me. It was a great visit and I loved every minute of it! The coaches are great. I love Coach D, Coach Beau, and Coach Anderson. The facilities are incredible! I really enjoyed everyone there.” Chitty said.
Parker does not have a timetable set to make a decision, but he has a general idea on when he will make it. “I’m going to take my time, but I’ll commit before the season starts.” He said, “I’m looking for a school that feels like home and gives me the best opportunity.”
He talked about whether the hype of playing at a Division I program will draw him away from playing at a smaller school.
“Not really.” He continued, “I want to go somewhere I can play and get a great education, but at the same time being Division I helps because it’s every basketball player’s dream to play in the NCAA tournament and Eastern could present me that opportunity.”