#25 Chandler Parsons Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 227 NBA Experience: 1 College: Florida High School: Lake Howell (Winter Park, FL) Birthdate: October 25, 1988 Birthplace: Casselberry, FL How Acquired: Drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft
In 2011-2012 Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first season with Houston … averaged 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.16 steals in 63 games (57 starts) … was a DNP (CD) for one game (12/26/11) … DND for one game (3/17/12) due to illness and one other contest (4/26/12) with a bruised right shoulder … ranked near the top of nearly every statistical category among NBA rookies, including fourth in steals per game (1.16), tied for sixth in rebounding average (4.8), tied for ninth in scoring (9.5) and 10th in assists per game (2.1) … notched two or more steals in 23 games, which was second on the Rockets (24 by Kyle Lowry) … reached double-digit scoring 30 times, including five 20-point performances (Rockets record: 3-2) … added two double-doubles … led (or tied) Houston in rebounds 11 times and scoring on seven occasions … member of Team Texas for the Shooting Stars contest on All-Star Saturday Night in Orlando (2/25/12), finishing second to Team New York in the finals … hit 80-of-152 (.526) shots and scored in double-digits 11 times during the month of Mar. 2012, twice reaching double-figure scoring in a season-high five consecutive games (3/2/12-3/10/12 and 3/20/12-3/27/12) … made his Rockets debut with five points (2-5 FG) and five rebounds vs. San Antonio (12/29/11) … recorded all of his 13 points (3-3 3FG) in the fourth quarter at Memphis (12/30/11) … made his first career start vs. Oklahoma City (1/7/12), notching a team-best eight boards and three steals … led the Rockets in scoring with the first 20-point game of his career in an 82-70 win at Charlotte (1/10/12), finishing with 20 points (9-16 FG) and seven rebounds … notched 16 points (7-14 FG), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks vs. Milwaukee (1/25/12) ... recorded 14 points (6-12 FG) and seven boards in a 96-95 win vs. Oklahoma City (2/15/12) … topped Houston with 18 points (8-15 FG) vs. Minnesota (2/17/12) … netted at least one 3-pointer in nine consecutive games (2/9/12-2/28/12) … scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting vs. the L.A. Clippers (3/4/12) … set a career best with six free throws made (6-8 FT) at Toronto (3/7/12), finishing with a team-high 19 points (6-9 FG) and three steals … collected 16 points (8-11 FG), six assists and five rebounds at New Jersey (3/10/12) … shared top scoring honors with Courtney Lee in a 104-103 win at Oklahoma City (3/13/12), registering 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-5 3FG), seven boards and six assists … dished a season-high seven assists vs. Charlotte (3/14/12) … had 13 points (3-6 3FG) and seven rebounds vs. the L.A. Lakers (3/20/12) … led the Rockets with 20 points (8-16 FG) and career-high 11 boards vs. Golden State (3/22/12), marking his first career double-double … posted his second consecutive double-double with 12 points (5-16 FG), a career-high-tying 11 rebounds and six assists vs. Dallas (3/24/12), which included nailing a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime … had 13 points (5-7 FG) in a 112-107 win at the L.A. Lakers (4/6/12), including a 3-of-3 performance from beyond the arc … scored 12 points (4-13 FG) and grabbed a team-high nine boards at Denver (4/15/12) … totaled 21 points (8-16 FG) and three steals vs. Denver (4/16/12), including an 11-point first quarter … topped the Rockets with a career-high 23 points (10-13 FG, 3-5 3FG) at Miami (4/22/12), adding six rebounds and a career-best four steals.
In the NBA Played in one game with the Rockets in 2012 NBA Summer League, recording 16 points, five boards and four assists.
In International Play Played with Cholet Basket (France) in 2011.
In College Completed his four-year career at Florida ranked 12th all-time in school history with 1,452 points … became the first Gator ever to be named SEC Player of the Year in 2010-11 … First-Team All-SEC as a senior … also named to the SEC All-Tournament and AP All-America Teams in 2010-11, as well as First-Team NABC All-District 21 … in 2009-10, became the 45th Gator to score 1,000 career points during his junior campaign … was the first player in school history to hit two true buzzer-beaters, making a 75-footer to beat N.C. State (1/3/10), then a spot-up 3-pointer to beat South Carolina (1/23/10) … garnered Orange Bowl Classic MVP honors as a sophomore … earned SEC All-Freshman honors in 2007-08.
In Life Born Chandler Parsons on Oct. 25, 1988, in Casselberry, Florida … son of Gary and Terri Parsons … grandfather, Don Parsons, played basketball at Rutgers and was drafted by the New York Knicks … graduated from UF with a degree in telecommunications … averaged 21.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for Lake Howell High School, helping the Silver Hawks to a 31-3 mark and the 5A State championship … Lake Howell made the Final Four in each of his three years on the varsity level … was the MVP of the 5A State championship, a Jordan All-American, an All-Conference selection and a First-Team 5A All-State selection his senior year in high school.
In Transactions Selected by Houston in the second round (38th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft … signed by the Rockets on Dec. 17, 2011.