31 Facts About Chandler Parsons


Chandler Evan Parsons was born on October 25,1988 and is an American former professional basketball player.

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Chandler Parsons played college basketball for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

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Between 2011 and 2020, Parsons played in the NBA for the Rockets, the Dallas Mavericks, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Atlanta Hawks before injuries caused by a drunk driver forced him into retirement.

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Chandler Parsons was born in Casselberry, Florida, and attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, with future fellow Florida Gator Nick Calathes.

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Chandler Parsons accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2007 to 2011.

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Chandler Parsons commented that playing for four years under Donovan gave him an advantage over other players who left the team early.

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On January 3,2010, Chandler Parsons hit a seventy-five-foot shot with no time left on the clock in overtime to give the Gators a one-point victory over North Carolina State.

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Chandler Parsons was picked to the All-America fifth team by Fox Sports.

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Chandler Parsons was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

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Chandler Parsons played three games with French team Cholet Basket during the 2011 NBA lockout.

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Chandler Parsons set an NBA record for 3s in a half and a franchise record for 3s in a game.

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On December 17,2014, Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points against the Detroit Pistons.

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On March 8,2015, Chandler Parsons returned to action against the Los Angeles Lakers after a seven-game absence with a sprained left ankle.

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Chandler Parsons missed the final six regular-season games due to a right knee injury.

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Chandler Parsons played in game one of the Mavericks' first-round playoff series against the Rockets, then missed the rest of the series with the same knee injury.

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On July 7,2016, Chandler Parsons signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Chandler Parsons did not play in the preseason or in the first six games of the regular season.

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Chandler Parsons subsequently missed the rest of the season with a third knee injury in three years.

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The Grizzlies were keen for Chandler Parsons to spend time in the NBA G League with their affiliate team, the Memphis Hustle, before deciding on returning Chandler Parsons to the active roster with the Grizzlies.

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Chandler Parsons had been willing to play in the G League but wanted a clearer plan and a timetable in place that would return him to the Grizzlies' active roster.

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On July 6,2019, Chandler Parsons was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee.

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Chandler Parsons was hit by a drunk driver on January 15,2020; he had appeared in five games with the Hawks before the crash.

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Chandler Parsons played a total of 440 games in the NBA and averaged 12.

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In December 2013, Chandler Parsons appeared in print and video advertisements for Iconix Brand Group line Buffalo David Bitton with model Ashley Sky for the Spring 2014 line.

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In 2014, Chandler Parsons signed a sponsorship deal with Chinese shoe company Anta.

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Chandler Parsons signed sponsorship deals with the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE and the California-based apparel manufacturer Stance.

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On January 15,2020, Chandler Parsons was in a car accident in which his vehicle was hit by a drunk driver.

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Chandler Parsons's injuries included a traumatic brain injury, a disc herniation, and a torn labrum.

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In November 2020, Chandler Parsons announced that he had become engaged to Haylee Harrison.

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Also in November 2021, Chandler Parsons indicated that he was still recovering from the injuries he incurred in his January 2020 car accident.

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Chandler Parsons later received a substantial settlement from a lawsuit arising out of the accident.

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