Josh, who signed his Letter of Intent on November 11th, said he believes he is underrated, but views his ranking as a blessing. He said it gives him extra motivation to prove people wrong.
The 6’5″ combo guard from Seguin High School in Arlington is ranked as the 188th best player in his class and a three-star recruit, according to rivals.com
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“I try to use this to my advantage by always playing with a chip on my shoulder and with a fearless attitude,” he said. “Mainly just trying to show everyone I’m much better than what the scouting services say I am.”
Playing hard and pushing limits is what Josh’s older brother Brandon, tried to instill in him from a young age. Whether it was one-on-one in the driveway or playing against top competition in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Brandon made sure that Josh was always giving 110 percent.
“My brother has always pushed me to be the best I can be,” Josh said. “He never allowed me to slack off. In the recruiting process, he gave me critical advice and kept it real with me. Playing with him for a year will definitely be a fun experience.”
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He said not everyone gets the chance play college basketball with their brother. He will make sure to cherish the opportunity.
“I’m definitely grateful that it could happen,” Josh said.
TCU head basketball coach Trent Johnson said they are looking forward to Parish’s versatility and ability to play multiple positions on the perimeter.
“We are extremely excited about Josh’s aggressive nature and physical style of play, which will allow him to compete right away,” Johnson said.
Josh’s versatility and athleticism will allow him to see minutes early in his career, one of the main reasons he chose TCU.
Josh Parrish '16 (TCU pledge)
A big guard that can finish through contact who puts his teammates in good positions to score.
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“The chance to play right away and the competition in the Big 12 is what drove me to come play for TCU,” Josh said. “Also, TCU is a great academic school as well and it’s only 20 minutes away from my house so it was a no-brainer for me.”
The Parish brothers will have their work cut out for them in the Big 12 Conference next year, but Josh said he is up for the challenge.
“Since TCU joined the Big 12, they’ve gradually improved year by year,” he said. “I feel that my class can help give that extra boost to turn it all around.”