Just before the regular signing period opens on Wednesday, the Green Bay Phoenix find themselves with a scholarship available.
According to the website JucoRecruiting.com, 6’7” forward TJ Parham will be leaving the program. The website said in a tweet that Parham has received his release from UW-Green Bay and that the redshirt junior would be “looking to do a grad transfer year.”
He is the second player to leave the Phoenix so far this offseason after Jevon Smith announced he was leaving last month prior to the team’s run to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship game. Smith is transferring to Jackson State.
Parham appeared in 46 total games for Green Bay over two seasons. He joined the Phoenix as a sophomore in 2017 following a season at Wabash Valley College after originally committing to play at Army.
But like Smith, Parham played sparingly this season as a junior appearing in 19 games for a total of 110 minutes. It was a significant cut to his playing time after appearing in 27 games as a sophomore when he contributed 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game.
He only played more than 9 minutes in a game against a Division I opponent once this season when he scored 5 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 16 minutes during Green Bay’s 92-82 victory over Milwaukee on December 29th. But after that game he played a total of just 27 minutes over a span of 8 appearances to close out the regular season before getting to play some mop up duty in the CIT thanks to a 98-68 Phoenix victory over Florida International and a 90-70 loss to Marshall in the championship game. He went a span of 44 days without seeing game action prior to the CIT.
It should be noted that Parham remains on the team’s official roster as of Tuesday morning and there has not yet been an official announcement from the team regarding his departure. But he seems to have confirmed the news by retweeting several different tweets announcing his release from UW-Green Bay.
The Chicago native will apparently be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer, according to JucoRecruiting.com.
The move leaves Green Bay with one scholarship to fill just as the regular signing period begins on Wednesday. The Phoenix can look to fill that scholarship with an unsigned high school prospect or perhaps will look to add a transfer of their own, of which there are plenty available.
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