For Immediate Release:

(2-14-22) St. Marys Memorial (6’10” junior center) Austin Parks (a 3-year letterman and starter) is nearing his 1,000th Career Point.  Austin is currently sitting at 915 career points and needs only 85 more points to become only the 6th player in Roughrider boys basketball program history to join the 1,000 Point Club (see list below). For the season, Austin is averaging 19 points,10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 2 dunks per game in leading the Riders to an impressive 13-7 (5-3 WBL) overall record. 

On February 13th, 2022,  Austin announced his verbal commitment to play college basketball at THE Ohio State University beginning in the 2023-24 season. In doing so, he will be only the 9th player in the 100+ year history of the boy’s basketball program in St. Marys to play NCAA Division 1 college basketball (see list below).                                                           

     Most Pts. Career

      1. Derek Jay                         1296   (2013-17)  

      2. Mark Ashman                   1194   (1993-96)

      3. Damon Goodwin              1190   (1979-82)

      4. Garet Fledderjohann         1111   (2009-13)

      5. Adam Johns                      1068   (2003-07)                                      

      6.  Scott Vossler                     996    (2000-04)

      7.  Dean Cook                        963    (1947-51)

      8.  John Kuenzel                    951     (1952-56)

      9. Austin Parks              915   (2019-Present)

      10.   Troy Crouch                   913     (1984-88)

      11. Mike Elston                      849     (1990-93)

Other St. Marys alumni who played Division I college basketball

1. Dean Cook – 1951 grad – Ohio State

2. Ray Graves – 1956 grad – The Citadel

3. John Kuenzel – 1956 grad – Air Force Academy

4. John “Tip” Koch – 1956 grad – Ohio University

5. Don Martin – 1959 grad – Morehead State University

6. Dennis Krauss – 1964 grad- Butler University

7. Damon Goodwin – 1982 grad – University of Dayton

8. Mark Ashman – 1996 grad- University of Dayton

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