Joshua Parrott joined the American Sports Network in September of 2016. He developed a love for sports—particularly baseball—while growing up in Kansas before moving to Texas and gravitating to basketball. Joshua received a journalism degree from Abilene Christian University, where he hoped to play college basketball but instead met his wife and somehow won her heart against all odds.
His first professional job was with the Abilene Reporter-News, which hired him in the fall of his senior year of college. While at the ARN, he covered high school and college sports — including the Little Southwest Conference of “Friday Night Lights” fame as well as Colt McCoy and Case Keenum before they reached the NFL. He then had stints as the high school sports editor of The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tenn., and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns beat writer for The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, La.
For the past five years he’s been the Mid-Major Columnist for Basketball Times and a Contributing Editor/Writer for Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. His work has been recognized by the United States Basketball Writers Association (twice) and the Best American Sports Writing series. He’s also won more than 20 individual writing awards from his time as a newspaper beat reporter and been named one of the Sporting News’ 140 Must-Follow College Basketball Twitter Accounts.
Joshua and his family (wife Courtney, daughter Olivia, son Grayson and two cats) reside in Richmond, Texas.
Follow him on Twitter @joshuaparrott.