Max Christie Girlfriend: All About Indiana Hoosiers Guard Sydney Parrish!

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The 1.88 meters tall Sydney Parrish is a college basketball player for the Indiana Hoosiers at Indiana University Bloomington. She is currently dating the Lakers rookie Max Christie who was assigned to the Lakers NBA G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, after their victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on 7th March 2023.

Nonetheless, the Lakers made a quick roster adjustment and called Christie from South Bay ahead of their game against the Raptors.

Max Sydney
Sydney Parrish With Her Boyfriend Max Christie Of The Lakers (Source: Instagram)

But this article is more about Christie’s girlfriend, Sydney Parrish, the only Indiana native in the Indiana Hoosiers.

The junior at Indiana spent two seasons with the Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team before returning home.

Let’s explore!

Quick Facts

Full Name Sydney Parrish
Known As Sydney
Nickname Sydney
Birthdate October 10, 2001
Age 22 Years Old
Birthplace  Fishers, Indiana, United States
Current Residence Indiana, United States
Father’s Name Shawn Parrish 
Mother’s Name Aimee Parrish
Siblings One Older Sister (Lauryn Parrish)
Nationality American
Relationship Status Dating
Boyfriend Max Christie
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Gray
Hair Color Blonde
Height 6 ft 2 in/1.88 m/188 cm
Weight Not Known
Ethnicity White American
Zodiac Sign Libra
Religion Christianity
Profession College Basketball Player
Education Hamilton Southeastern HS, University of Oregon, Indiana University Bloomington
Awards & Achievements 2020 Indiana Miss Basketball

McDonald’s all-American

Jordan Brand Classic

Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (2020)

Association Oregon Ducks (2020-2021)

Indiana Hoosiers (2022-Present)

Position Point Guard
Shirt Number 33
Net Worth Not Known
Salary Not Known
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Education

Sydney Parrish was born on October 10, 2001, in Fishers, Indiana, United States, to her parents, Shawn Parrish and Aimee Parrish.

Both her folks played basketball in college.

Her father played collegiate basketball for Ball State while her mother played at Valparaiso. The sport choice for Sydney was pretty obvious right from the beginning.

She grew up with her only sibling, an older sister Lauryn Parrish who swam at Kansas and was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team as a senior.

Similarly, in her senior year, Lauryn received the 2020-21 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Women Student-Athlete Award.


Blessed with the genes of athletes, Sydney played high basketball at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana.

Paying under the head coach Kelly Graves, she averaged 24.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as a senior, guiding her school to a 22-2 regular-season record and also a trip to the sectional title game.

Similarly, she scored 30 or more points eight times while racking up eight double-doubles leading HSE to the Indiana Class 4-A State title.

Sydney Parrish For The Indiana Hoosiers
Sydney Parrish For The Indiana Hoosiers (Source: The Indiana NIL Store)

She finished high school as the all-time leading scorer and Hamilton County’s all-time leading girl’s scorer.

After an impressive high school career, Sydney became one of five five-star freshmen to join the Oregon Ducks ahead of the 2020-21 season.

She played for the Ducks for two seasons, and for her junior year, she transferred to Indiana University Bloomington. She is currently with the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team.

Improved Parrish

During her time at the Ducks, Parrish averaged 6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and finished 10th in three-point field goals made in the Pac-12 last season.

The improved version of Parrish at Indiana is averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. She has honed her shooting skills and has worked her way up to the starting five.

She led the team to their first Big Ten regular season title since 1983 after Indiana beat Purdue on February 19, 2023.

Sydney Parrish For Indiana Against Maryland
Sydney Parrish For Indiana Against Maryland (Source: IndyStar)

Parrish’s parents and grandparents have always been supportive of her interest in basketball. After the victory against Purdue, she first greeted her father and mother and then found her grandparents waiting for her hug.

The improved Parrish has yet to prove herself on the court. Indiana has a week between their last matchup versus Ohio State and the NCAA Tournament first round on March 17-18.

Let’s see how it turns out.

About Max Christie

Max Christie was picked 35th overall in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft by the Lakers.

He joined the Lakers roster for the 2022 NBA Summer League scoring 5 points and nine rebounds in a 100-66 win against the Miami Heat.

Christie signed a two years rookie contract with the team on July 8, 2022.

After their win over Memphis on 7th March 2023, the Lakers assigned Christie to their NBA G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, the following day.

Sydney Parrish Hugs Max Christie After The NBA Draft
Sydney Parrish Hugs Max Christie After The NBA Draft (Source: Instagram)

Christie became viral on social media in 2022 when one of the fans noticed that he shares some similarities in his lower facial expressions to the late Kobe Bryant.

The comparison was made in a video where Christie was criticizing Bryant, unintentionally claiming that Kobe was not his favorite NBA player growing up.

He also pointed out he respected Kobe simply because everyone else did.

At this point in the interview, everyone saw the eerie similarities between the two.

Max Christie Girlfriend | Awards & Recognition

The Indiana Hoosiers junior Sydney Parrish has been recognized with several prestigious awards. Let’s check some of them:

  • Consensus top-30 Recruit by Blue Star
  • 2020 Indiana Miss Basketball
  • McDonald’s all-American
  • Jordan Brand Classic


Sydney Parrish is in a committed relationship with the Lakers rookie Max Christie.

They often feature in one another’s social media, Instagram in particular.

She made her relationship with Max public through her Instagram on June 25, 2022.

She shared three pictures and one video on her handle with a caption that read, “special day with a very special person💛 so beyond proud of you, can’t wait to see the amazing things you do in LA☺️💜 #lakers

The cute couple looks adorable together and supports each other in their games.

LA and Indiana that’s more than 2,100 miles apart, but they seem happy and are still going strong. You know what they say, distance does not matter when love is true.

Social Media

The Indiana Hoosiers guard, Sydney Parrish, is active on Instagram and Twitter, where she has a considerable following.

The beautiful guard has over 122k followers on Instagram and over 10.9k followers on Twitter.

On both these platforms, Sydney shares about her games, vacation pictures, picture with her love, and some workout reels.

She also promotes her merch and brands on Instagram, which earns her pretty decent money.

Endorsement Deals

In 2022, Parrish appeared in a commercial for Owen County State Bank that was created through a NIL deal.

The video first appeared in an Indiana men’s basketball game. Similarly, Parrish was also featured on the bank’s website.

Sydney Parrish Shooting a Commercial For Owen County Bank
Sydney Parrish Shooting a Commercial For Owen County Bank (Source: Instagram)

Besides this, Parrish has executed over dozen deals, including for companies such as Compete Training Foundation, Barstool Sports, Totes, Champs Sports Women, and Alba Botanica.

Similarly, during her time in Oregon, she promoted Division Street’s Airbnb house.

Unknown Facts About Sydney Parrish

  • As a freshman, she appeared in 23 of 24 games for the Ducks.
  • As a sophomore, Parrish played 23 games averaging 6 points, and shot 36.7% from the field.
  • After her arrival in Indiana, Sydney joined Hoosiers For Good, an Indiana-focused collective that helps student-athletes use their NIL to raise money for local charities. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What position is Sydney Parrish?

Sydney Parrish plays the point guard position for the Indiana Hoosiers.

Who is Max Christie's father?

Max Christie’s father is Max Sr., who played collegiate basketball at Parkland College and Wisconsin–Superior before becoming an aircraft pilot.

Where did Max Christie go to college?

The Lakers rookie attended Meadows High School and, after that, committed to playing college basketball for Michigan despite getting offers from Ohio, Duke, and Villanova.

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