’14 PF Ernsthausen is Late Bloomer

22 Jan

By: Brad Konerman

Toledo St. John's 6'9 PF Parker Ernsthausen 2014

Parker Ernsthausen

This time of year, many a prospect are waiting on the elusive Division I scholarship offer while holding Division II coaches off. For most prospects, I strongly recommend going where you are wanted, can play and will have a great college experience.

In January of your senior year, the waters of your recruitment are pretty well defined.

Sunday night, we saw a senior prospect that this may not apply.

It is rare to find a late Division One level prospect this late in the game. Even more rare to find him playing for one of the state’s top programs.

Toledo St. Johns 6’9′ senior PF Parker Ernsthausen is the rare find. He is a late developing player whose skill set is similar to a European 4-man. As a junior, he was a piece off the bench for the Titans, at 6’4”. He can shoot it, handle it and move on the perimeter like a 6’4” guard but can impact a game with his length and size at 6’9”. While not at the same level, his skill set development is reminiscent of Kentucky great and current New Orleans Pelican, Anthony Davis.

Ernsthausen played well Sunday in Cincinnati at Moeller. He competed with Moeller’s 6’8” Junior Nate Fowler the entire game. He hit shots, played well in pick n pop situations and competed physically. Ernsthausen finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and took two charges in a 50-39 Moeller win.

Ernsthausen will rise in the rankings. He has earned it.

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