Six games into the season, Parker, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is leading the No. 6 Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, with 23.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-8 freshman forward has also helped the team to a 5-1 record, with the one loss coming to No. 2-ranked Kansas.
In grading the nation's top freshman, USA Today's Nicole Auerbach awarded Parker an "A."