Coffs Suns player headed to play in the USA

Meg Parker-Reynolds in action for the Coffs Harbour Suns.

MEG Parker-Reynolds has a big year ahead of her after receiving the opportunity of a lifetime to play college basketball in the USA.

The Coffs Harbour Suns player is headed to the USA after receiving a scholarship to attend Central Maine Community College.

The 19-year-old begins her college season playing for the Mustangs in August.

The combo guard is looking forward to playing in the best basketball country in the world.

“I’m looking forward to being able to play basketball in a different country, as well as getting to meet all the girls in the team as they have already reached out to me,” she said.

“I’m very excited to be going over, and I definitely hope to improve as a player.”

Parker-Reynolds has recently played in the USA, having been on a basketball tour with the ATC Academy in December, where she played in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix.

She has played for numerous Coffs Harbour Suns junior representative teams, and was also a part of the victorious Suns women’s team who won last season’s Basketball NSW Waratah League state title.

The college recruit explained what she loved most about playing basketball.

“I love that it’s a team sport and not just an individual one, and having to rely on other players and that connection you make with your teammates,” she said.

“The basketball community in Coffs is great, and the Suns have helped me a lot.”

The Coffs Harbour Basketball Association congratulated the long-time Suns player on her signing with the Mustangs, praising her on their social media platform.

“We are absolutely thrilled to congratulate Meg on her commitment to the Mustangs at Central Maine Community College, Meg will begin her college career in August 2024,” a spokesperson said.

“What a great addition to the program Meg will be!

“Having just returned home for Christmas after her tour to the USA with ATC Academy, this news is a fantastic way to end 2023!

“Meg is the definition of a good teammate, displaying a tough mind set, tenacity, dedication, and commitment beyond her years!

“A fantastic senior women’s player for the Suns and coach to our juniors, we are going to miss you but they are going to love you in Maine Meg!

“We can’t wait to follow along with your journey back here at the Suns!

“We are all so proud of you!

“Go Mustangs.”


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