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John Marshall's Dennis Parker Jr. named high school basketball player of the year in Virginia

Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 22, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- After winning their third straight state title for a season in which they were eligible to play, the John Marshall Justices dominated the Class 2 state awards handed out by the Virginia High School League on Wednesday.

Head coach Ty White was named the state coach of the year, his fourth such honor, and Dennis Parker Jr. was named the Class 2 player of the year. Parker averaged 20 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the 28-0 Justices. This is Parker’s second appearance on the first team.

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Dennis Parker Jr.

Additionally, Redd Thompson, Jr., Jason Rivera, Latrell almond, and Dominique Bailey were also named first-team all-state. The Justices beat Radford 91-34 in the Class 2 state final earlier this month.
 
The Justices have won three straight state titles for seasons in which they were allowed to play. Marshall won in 2020, 2022 and 2023. Richmond Public Schools did not allow teams to play during the 2020-21 academic year due to COVID-19.

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This is also their fifth title since 2014 and their 11th in school history.

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