After the 2020-21 season was canceled for all winter athletes, three former Penn basketball players chose to use their extra year of eligibility at other schools. Here is how they are doing:
Eleah Parker — University of Virginia
Eleah Parker had an illustrious career at Penn. During her three years with the Quakers, the 6-foot-4 forward from Charlotte, N.C. was a two-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, two-time first-team All-Ivy, Big 5 Player of the Year, and Ivy League Rookie of the Year, just to name a few. After all 2020-21 Ivy League winter sports were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parker transferred to the University of Virginia for the rest of her collegiate eligibility.
Entering the 2021-22 season, Parker was named to the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List for the top center in the nation. In her Cavalier debut, she recorded 12 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks coming off the bench against James Madison. After nine games so far this year, Parker has started in five games, averaging 4.33 points per game and 5.11 rebounds per game. She currently leads the team in blocks, as UVA has started with a 3-6 record.
Eddie Scott — Long Beach State
As a true freshman at Penn, Eddie Scott saw action in nine games before missing the rest of the year due to injury. Returning his sophomore year, Scott played in another 19 games before breaking out his junior year, starting 11 of the 25 games that he played in. The 6-foot-6 guard from Bowie, Md. was set to become team captain before the 2020-21 season was canceled. With two years of eligibility left, Scott transferred to Long Beach State University.
So far this year with the Sharks, Scott has played in all eight games, coming off the bench in each of them. Averaging 10 minutes a game, the former Quaker has recorded a total of 13 points, 13 rebounds, and one assist during Long Beach State's 2-6 start to the season.
Jarrod Simmons — Hofstra
Jarrod Simmons was a consistent contributor throughout his time with the Red and Blue. The 6-foot-8 forward from Crescent, Pa. played in 24 games his freshman year and 20 games his sophomore year before seeing action in 26 of the team's 27 games his junior year, starting in four of them. Simmons was slated to also become team captain alongside Scott before all 2020-21 Ivy League winter sports were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his first season with Hofstra University, Simmons has played in one game, logging only five minutes.