by Vlad Ionasc
Cheshire Phoenix can regretfully confirm that point-guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright will not return to the club next season.
The talismanic floor-general received a fantastic offer from Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball in France’s Pro B which proved to be too good to turn down.
Jackson-Cartwright departs after an outstanding rookie year in the BBL in which he was selected in the weekly All-Star Five on seven occasions, awarded the BBL Player of the Month for his incredible displays in February and was ultimately named the BBL Player of the Year by the Basketball Journalists Association.
The American floor-general entertained Phoenix fans all year long with his hypnotizing handles and spectacular three-point baskets. Jackson-Cartwright was also a popular figure off the court, thanks to his charismatic and kind personality.
Jackson-Cartwright appeared in 27 games (26 starts) and averaged 18.4 points, 7.2 assists and 2.9 steals per game in all competitions.
Upon his departure Parker said: “I’d like to thank Nix Nation for showing up every game, home and way, giving 100 percent all in support. A loyal fan base with a lot of passion, you all helped my teammates and I reach heights that not many expected us to amount to. I’m thankful to have been welcomed and loved by the community, I’ll never forget the smiles the many children and others put on my face! I also wanna thank Ben Thomas and James Brice for giving me an incredible opportunity and believing in my abilities. To the rest of Ben’s staff, trainers, volunteers, etc. your dedication and help to the Nix family was a big part of our success this season and won’t go unnoticed. To my teammates, it was a wild ride but we showed fight each step of the way and never gave up. I enjoyed going to war with all of you every game and will always remember the times we shared off the court as well. Go Nix!”
We would like to thank Parker for his dedication and professionalism during his short time at the club and wish him the very best of luck in the next chapter of his career.
Make sure to keep an eye out for our announcement of Parker’s replacement.