Tuesday , Jun , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Tim Parham to return to UMES

Princess Anne, MD (Sports Network) – Maryland Eastern Shore forward Tim Parham
has decided to return to school for his senior season.

The 6-foot-9 Parham declared for the NBA Draft earlier in the spring, but did
not hire an agent and retained his final year of eligibility.

Parham averaged 11.4 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Fighting Hawks last year,
finishing the conference ledger with a double-double average of 13.2 points
and 10 rebounds.

“It is not very often that someone from the MEAC [Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference] enters the draft,” Parham had said. “I wanted to get invited to
some camps and see if I can get a look.”

Maryland Eastern Shore has not had a player selected in the NBA Draft since
1974, while the last MEAC player drafted was Florida A&M’s Jerome James in
1998 by Seattle.