Chandler Parsons is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Parsons attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida. As a member of the Lake Howell Silverhawks high school basketball, he helped the team advance to the Florida Class 5A state basketball championship final four in 2005, 2006 and 2007, winning the state championship in 2007. Parsons was also selected in the first-team all-state and was recognized as the most valuable player of the state championship game. He attended 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.
Chandler Parsons was selected as the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. At the end of his rookie season, Parsons was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. The 2013-2014 season saw Parsons have the best year of his career so far. He averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebound and 4 assists to go along with 1.2 steals per game shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc. In a game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Parsons made 10 three-pointers in the second half of a Rockets’ 87-88 loss setting an NBA record for most three-pointers hit in a single half. He also reached a career high of 34 points with this performance. His spectacular shooting from beyond the arc also set a Rockets' franchise record for most three-pointers made in a regular season game.
Parsons signed with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2013-2014 season. After a disappointing start in his debut, Parson went onto score 70 points in the next three games making 25 of his 44 field attempts and 7 of his 14 three-point attempts as the Mavericks won all three of them. Due to a series of ankle and knee injuries, Parsons was ruled out for the remainder of the season and played only a few games in the next season.
In 2016, Parsons signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies but the knee injury continued to plague him. He appeared only in six games before missing the next 17 with a bone bruise on his left knee. Since then, Parsons has remained on the sidelines as he tries to recover back from his ailing knee injuries.