Junior Receives Scholarship to Play D1 Basketball

Congratulations to junior Payton Pitts on receiving a Division 1 basketball scholarship offer from Western Illinois University!

Pitts recently visited the school to meet with the basketball staff and left having made a great impression on the coaching staff, the head coach and the academic director. “They think he can be a good Point Guard for them,” Pitts’ family shared, “and liked his grades and other Parker community leadership roles, as well as the fact that he plays the violin.” In addition to receiving the scholarship offer from Western Illinois University, he has received interest and been in contact with coaches from Lehigh, Penn, Harvard, Columbia, Rice, Colgate, Johns Hopkins, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WashU, University of Chicago and Stony Brook (NYC).

Join us in congratulating Pitts on this tremendous achievement!
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