Southern Union State Community College celebrates life of basketball player killed in car crash

Southern Union State Community College celebrates life of basketball player killed in car crash

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Southern Union State Community College is remembering one of their own who tragically passed away in a car crash.

Parker Boswell, a freshman basketball player, was killed in an accident on September 17.

School officials say the memorial service and tree planting for Boswell was a way for those who knew him to remember and honor him.

They say Boswell was well-loved by his teammates, coaches, professors, classmates and everyone.

“If you knew Parker, he always had a smile on his face, always went out of his way to make others feel included. I think it’s that part of his personality that resonated today. A lot of the students spoke about him. There was a song. It was very positive event. He was a great basketball player, but he was an even more exceptional person,” said Todd Shackett, president of Southern Union State Community College.

Officials say that before becoming to college, Boswell was a standout on the basketball court at Spain Park High School where he earned all-county honors as a senior in 2019.

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