Discussion in '2012 Committed Elsewhere' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Dec 29, 2010.
Tony Parker will be on National T.V. Game is on ESPN tonight at 7 p.m.
Visits next step for Parker....................
Parker Taking 5 Officials ~~~
Tony Parker, who is ranked one of the nation's top 25 college basketball prospects, has announced where he will be taking official visits.
The 6-foot-9, 275-pound forward from Miller Grove High School will take recruiting trips to Duke, Ohio State, UCLA, Memphis, and Georgetown. Parker had around 30-40 early scholarship offers, including Georgia Tech and UGA.
Parker has already set the dates for two of his visits: He is scheduled to travel to Ohio State on Sept. 9- 10, and to Memphis on Oct. 14-15. Tony is in the process of working out dates for the other three, Miller Grove coach Sharman White said.
Basketball: Tony Parker will take visits to Duke, Ohio State, UCLA, Memphis and Georgetown | AJC College Sports Recruiting
REEL TALK: Jr All-American Camp Alum Tony Parker at 2011 Elite 24 Game - YouTube
Scout $ - Parker Update
Scout.com: Parker Updates Recruitment, Talks Buckeyes
Still considering Ohio State, Duke, Memphis, Georgetown, UCLA & Kansas. Will visit Ohio State on September 9th and says he looks up to Jared Sullinger.
One On One With Tony Parker....................
Top hoops recruit to visit Ohio State
September 9, 2011
Tony Parker of Lithonia, Georgia, tweeted that he's visiting Ohio State this weekend. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Parker is Scout.com's 19th rated prospect nationally in the class of 2012.
Parker said at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron in July that his list of prospective schools included Ohio State, Memphis and Duke. According to Scout.com, he's since added Georgetown and UCLA to that list.
He said in July that Ohio State's recent track record with sending big men to the NBA and "the way Thad Matta's team uses Jared Sullinger" appealed to him.
"It's a huge school, a great campus," Parker said in July. "Growing up I had heard of the Ohio State football program; I think everybody has. But basketball has really come on strong."
"Coach (Jeff) Boals, Coach (Dave) Dickerson, Coach Matta, that's a really good staff. They've done a really good job with me."
Top hoops recruit to visit Ohio State
Anybody who has the OSU-Toledo game on DVR.....
After Stoneburner's TD catch in the 1st qtr. (11:45) the camera pans to the croud.......in the front row from left to right was........
Coach Boals, Tony Parker, Jared Sullinger
Parker Comes Away From OSU Visit Impressed.................Parker and his parents were blown away by the visit. Parker has a visit to UCLA and Duke upcoming. Parker seems to indicate he may make a decision soon before those visits. Parker states OSU will always be one of his top schools.
That's definitely a good sign that he could possibly make a decision before he finishes his visits.
I hope OSU fans aren't disappointed with Parker because he's not going to be as good of a player as Sully, especially not as a freshman.
Parker and Sully are both built almost the exact same - about 6'9"/270, but Parker doesn't have the power game that Sully does. He's more of a post up, turn around jumper type of player and not as good of a rebounder.
We will all be happy with Tony Parker at Ohio State, we'll just have to be patient and let him develop his game and body into a premier college player , it may not be immediate like his predessessor.
...."(Ohio State) is at the top of my list."
Ohio State appears to be the frontrunner for Parker after last weekend's visit. "I'd give that trip a 10," Parker said. "I had a great time, and that school is at the top of my list. Well, it's high on my list."
"[Matta] is a great guy. I'm really digging the campus. They have a family-like atmosphere with the players and coaches that I love. I'm just all-around loving the school."
Ohio State has another big factor working in its favor with Parker. NBA All-Star LeBron James. Parker and James became fast friends at a summer camp, and James has said he would've played at Ohio State if had not gone directly to the NBA.
"LeBron will be there [at Ohio State] next week for training," Parker said. "I know he's a big Ohio State fan. He watches their basketball and football games." What advice has LeBron give Parker about Ohio State, or the recruiting process in general? "None, really. He doesn't talk with me about that stuff."
Georgia Tech and UGA haven’t quit on Atlanta basketball star visiting Duke, Ohio St. and UCLA | AJC College Sports Recruiting
Dukeâ€™s Coach K makes personal appearance in Atlanta to scout basketball star
5:05 am September 20, 2011, by Michael Carvell
Coach K made a personal appearance in the Atlanta area on Monday night to scout Miller Grove High Schoolâ€™s Tony Parker.
The 6-foot-9, 270-pound power forward is ranked among the nationâ€™s top 25 college prospects. He made official visit to Ohio State last week, and will take recruiting trips to Duke and UCLA by the end of next month. Georgia Tech and UGA also havenâ€™t given up on recruiting Parker.
Mike Krzyzewski wants Parker so bad that Tuesdayâ€™s visit was his second to Miller Grove within the last year.* â€œCoach K said Tony is a priority with them, and that they would really like to see him commit there,â€ Miller Grove coach Sharman White told the AJC.
â€œThey think Tony can come to Duke and make something happen right away. They are expecting to lose a couple of their big guys after this upcoming season. And with the guys they will have left, Tonyâ€™s game will be a little different, which bodes well for Tony. Duke is looking for Tony to be in the mold of an Elton Brand and Carlos Boozer when they played at Duke. Tonyâ€™s fit would be similar to their fit to the Duke teams they were on, and they think Tony may bring a little more to the table.â€
What does Duke think Parker can add to the ACC powerhouse? â€œThey like his rebounding and that he can run the floor very well for his size,â€ White said. â€œAnd they think he has a really nice shooting touch.â€
Coach Kâ€™s appearance at the DeKalb County school was just another day at the office in recruiting for Parker. Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory stopped by on Monday afternoon, while Ohio Stateâ€™s Thad Matta flew in last week. Parker is considering an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech and UGA.
â€œCoach Gregory is going to recruit Tony until he signs somewhere,â€ White said. â€œHe really thinks he can turn that program around, that he has something special going on with the Georgia kids they are signing this year, and he wants to Tony to be part of it.â€
Duke’s Coach K makes personal appearance in Atlanta to scout basketball star | AJC College Sports Recruiting
^^^ They have a prediction poll on the above site asking where Tony Parker will end up at. OSU is currently in last place with only 12% of the votes, UCLA also has 12%. Duke leads the poll with 62% after 802 votes.
In fairness, this article was about Parker receiving a visit from Coach K. I'm sure the majority of people who have read this story are Duke fans.
Parker to Visit UCLA
By Adam Zagoria on September 22, 2011
On the heels of Kyle Andersonâ€™s commitment to UCLA Monday night comes still more good new for the Bruins.
Tony Parker, a skilled 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove, will visit UCLA the weekend of Sept. 29.
â€œYes,â€ he confirmed to SNY.tv by text.
Parker is coming off a recent visit to Ohio State and is also considering Memphis, Duke and Georgetown.
He has taken three unofficials to Memphis and may visit Duke the weekend of Oct. 29.
â€œHeâ€™s got probably five, if not six, schools that heâ€™s stil looking at,â€ said Norm Parker, Tonyâ€™s AAU coach with the Georgia Stars. â€œHeâ€™ll make his five visits without a doubt. Heâ€™s going to take his time.â€
Parker to Visit UCLA | ZagsBlog.com
Tony Parker will visit Georgia Tech on Saturday, and UGA may be next
September 22, 2011, by Michael Carvell
Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory never gave up on recruiting Tony Parker and it has paid off.
Parker, who is ranked among the nation's top 25 college basketball prospects, will take an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech on Saturday. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Parker is a senior power forward from Miller Grove High School.
"Tony has never discounted the local schools," Miller Grove coach Sharman White told the AJC. "You have to give a lot of credit to Coach Gregory and his staff with sticking with him. Tony will be going over there on Saturday, looking around campus, and listening to what they have to say."
Parker is also in the process of setting up a visit to UGA. His Miller Grove teammate, small forward Brandon Morris, committed to UGA a couple of weeks ago.
Duke and Ohio State are considered the frontrunners for Parker, who was scouted in person by Duke's Coach K on Monday. Parker has already made a recruiting trip to Ohio State, and has official visits set up for Duke and UCLA within the next month.
Tony Parker Shootaround
Tony Parker Shootaround - YouTube
Tony Parker talks about his visit to Georgia Tech
September 26, 2011, by Michael Carvell
Tony Parker, one of the nation's top 25 college basketball prospects, made a surprise unofficial visit to Georgia Tech last weekend.
The 6-foot-9, 270-pound power forward from Miller Grove High School was at Georgia Tech on Friday and Saturday. Parker is also considering an unofficial visit to UGA.
He has official visits set up with Duke, Ohio State and UCLA.
"It went well at Georgia Tech; I talked to the coaching staff and talked with the players," Parker told the AJC on Monday. "They are great guys. Georgia Tech should do OK in the ACC this year."
What was Georgia Tech's recruiting approach? "That it's a new generation at Georgia Tech. They are getting a new gym and they are going in a new direction with Coach [Brian Gregory]. That was their pitch."
And did it work? Did Georgia Tech make Parker's top five? "I don't know," Parker said.
Did the visit increase Tech's chances for Parker? "I don't know yet," he said. "I will have to think about it some more."
Parker has been tight-lipped about the recruiting process. He visited Ohio State a few weeks ago, and will go to UCLA this weekend. UCLA has some inside position because Parker's longtime AAU coach, Korey McCray, was recently hired as an assistant for the Bruins.
Parker has eliminated Memphis and Georgetown. His only other official visit is scheduled for Duke on Oct. 29.
Basketball: Tony Parker talks about his visit to Georgia Tech (UPDATED) | AJC College Sports Recruiting
Visiting UCLA this weekend...........
Hopefully this will put an end to his recruiting process and he commits to Matta soon after he returns. I think he'll commit to us before his Sr season begins. :fingersx:
Duke's Coach K shows up in Atlanta to welcome back Tony Parker from UCLA visit
October 3, 2011, by Michael Carvell
Tony Parker had a special visitor waiting for him when he returned from his official visit to UCLA.
It was Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Coach K made a personal appearance at Miller Grove High School on Monday for the second time in two weeks to visit with Parker, the 6-foot-9, 270-pound power forward who is ranked among the nation's top 25 overall college prospects.
"Coach Krzyzewski just reaffirmed that he'd like have Tony in a Duke uniform," Miller Grove coach Sharman White told the AJC. "Colleges are allowed to see a player three times in the NCAA contact period. [Krzyzewski] said he rarely uses all three of them but he did with Tony because he's a top priority."
It was just another day in recruiting for Parker, who has taken recruiting trips to Ohio State and UCLA within the last month, and will travel to Duke on Oct. 28. Parker has also made an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech.
"It was great to see Coach K; he has been recruiting me since the ninth grade," Parker said. "He's one of the most powerful names in college basketball, and I appreciate him visiting with me and my parents."
Coach K stayed for nearly three hours. What did they talk about? "Not much basketball," Parker said. "We just talk about life and things like that. We've developed a pretty good friendship."
Parker took an official visit to UCLA over the weekend and paused when asked to rate it on a scale of 1-10. (Note: He gave Ohio State a "10").
"It's really hard to say," Parker said. "Whenever you go on a visit, they really roll out the red carpet for you. You can't help but love it. Every school is a 10 on your visit. UCLA was a lot of fun. It's in LA, great weather, and a lot of history with that basketball program."
UCLA also has another big factor in its favor, the Bruins hired Korey McCray, Parker's longtime AAU coach with the Atlanta Celtics, as an assistant over the summer. Jordan Adams, who played with Parker on the Celtics, has already committed to UCLA.
"I've known Jordan for a long time, and it does affect my feelings about UCLA a little bit. It helps them. But ultimately I've got to make the decision that is best for me."
What about the presence of McCray? "He's a great guy. He was my AAU coach and I enjoyed playing under him. I think that was a great hire for UCLA and he will do great things there."
Will one of those things be landing his commitment for the Bruins? "It's great to have a Coach McCray there. He really is a good guy. I know there are rumors that I'm going to sign there only because he's there but that's not true. He would be one of the reasons to go there, if I pick UCLA, but right now, all the schools are even."
Parker still has Memphis and Georgetown in his top five but has yet to set up an official visit to either school, while Kansas is making a late charge. Kansas coach Bill Self stopped by Miller Grove last week.
Parker said he was unsure if he would make an official visit to Kansas or anywhere else, other than Duke later this month. He is also undecided if he will sign in November's early period.
CORRECTION: Parker confirmed on Monday night that he is still considering Memphis and Georgetown in his top five. Parker has not scheduled an official visit to either school yet but said they are among his favorites.
Dukeâ€™s Coach K shows up in Atlanta to welcome back Tony Parker from UCLA visit | AJC College Sports Recruiting
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