Parker Deprey of Caribou High School has played a pivotal role in spearheading the Vikings to back-to-back Class B basketball state championships.
Fans in eastern and northern Maine will have the opportunity to continue following his progress during the next four years.
The 6-foot-2 guard has committed to attend perennial conference power Husson University in Bangor, where he will play for head coach Warren Caruso.
“Parker is a special student-athlete. He has won state championships in basketball and tennis along with a Northern Maine championship in soccer. He’s a winner,” Caruso said. “Parker can score in a bunch of different ways and plays with a lot of confidence. He is a leader and makes people around him better.”
Deprey was among the catalysts who led Caribou to a 21-1 record this season and a 40-4 mark over the last two years. He capped his career with a buzzer-beating double-overtime game-winner in the Vikings’ state championship win over Marancook of Readfield at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
He averaged 22.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.6 steals for coach Kyle Corrigan’s ballclub. He shot 62.9 percent from the floor and 70.6 percent from the foul line.
Deprey was named the Big East Conference Player of the Year and was the Bangor Daily News William C. Warner Tournament MVP. He was a BDN All-Maine second-team selection last year.
During his stellar high school career, Deprey scored 1,339 points and grabbed 672 rebounds. As a junior, he helped Caribou earn the program’s first basketball title in 50 years when the Vikings beat Cape Elizabeth 49-47 in double overtime at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
The versatile Deprey also has played tennis and soccer at Caribou. He is the sixth-ranked singles tennis player in the state and helped the Vikings claim the Class B soccer state crown in 2019. Last fall, he garnered All-New England recognition as Caribou won the Class B North championship.
Deprey, who played AAU basketball for the Lumberjacks, joins Cam Wood of Winthrop, via the University of Southern Maine, in Husson’s 2020 recruiting class.
Husson finished the 2019-2020 season with a 12-15 record and made its 35th consecutive appearance in the conference tournament by reaching the North Atlantic Conference semifinals.