When Mount St. Mary's granted Kelvin Parker his release last month, he considered the thought of joining his younger brother, Tavon. So when Tavon Parker followed up his senior season at William Penn with a visit to Millersville, it only made sense Kelvin would check it out, too.
After all, Millersville recruited Kelvin Parker when he was a junior in high school.
Now the siblings, who teamed for one season at William Penn, will do so again for the Marauders in the PSAC. Kelvin said Wednesday he committed with Tavon on that March 28 visit.
"It’s going to be an incredible experience again," said Kelvin, who helped his high school win a District 3 Class AAAA title when they last joined forces.
The elder of the Parker brothers will receive a full scholarship from Millersville and continue majoring in business. He is currently finishing his spring semester, which ends next month, at Mount St. Mary's. In Parker's two seasons he went from starting 26 games and averaging 9.0 points as a freshman to seeing a drastic cut in playing time as a sophomore.
The Mountaineers also went through coaching changes in that time. Robert Burke left the program during Parker's freshman season and later resigned. Jamion Christian was named his replacement entering last season. Parker said he harbored no ill feelings toward the Division I Northeast Conference school. He added he was drawn to Mount St. Mary's because it is Division I, but said that appeal weighed lesser on him this time around.
"Now that I’m looking at it," he said of transferring to D-II Millersville, "I really like this school and this is why I chose it."
Kelvin said he received interest from a handful of schools, including IUP, Bloomsburg and Mansfield. Bloomsburg also was interested in Tavon during the recruiting process.