Chandler Parsons played for Lake Howell Silverhawks high school basketball team. While with the team, they won the state tournament and was hailed as its Most Valuable Player in 2007. Chandler was named as a first-team all state selection. Chandler accepted an athletic sponsorship in the University of Florida-Gainesville. During the 2011 season, Parsons averaged 11.3 points, and 7.8 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game for the Gators. In the 2011 NBA Draft, Parsons was chosen as the next round, 38th overall pick by the Houston Rockets. Parson became a unrestricted free agent after he finished the 2013-2014 season with all the Rockets. Subsequently, Parsons signed a contract with all the Dallas Mavericks. Chandler Parsons was born on October 25, 1988 in Casselberry, Florida.