UCLA guard De'End Parker expected to transfer

UCLA guard De'End Parker expected to transfer

Published Jan. 17, 2012 5:16 p.m. ET

UCLA guard De’End Parker is expected to transfer from UCLA, Coach Ben Howland said.

Parker, a junior, has played only two games this season after transferring from City College of San Francisco.

Howland said Parker would like to return to the Bay Area to be near his mother, Carmen Johnson, who is suffering from heart problems.

Parker played at San Francisco Lincoln High School.

"We’re going to help him with the petition so he can get closer to home," Howland said.

"I know that has weighed heavily on his heart. His mom is more comfortable with him around. He has our full support."

--Chris Foster