Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Coach K must really want Tony Parker for his 2012 recruiting class.
The Duke head coach was reportedly waiting for the 6-foot-9 Parker on Monday after the latter returned from his weekend official visit to UCLA.
“Coach Krzyzewski just reaffirmed that he’d like have Tony in a Duke uniform,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “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.”
Parker has taken officials to Ohio State and UCLA and will trip to Duke Oct. 28. He said he is still considering five schools — Duke, Ohio State, Memphis, Georgetown and UCLA — despite a report indicating he cut two schools.
“It was great to see Coach K; he has been recruiting me since the ninth grade,” Parker told the AJC. “He’s one of the most powerful names in college basketball, and I appreciate him visiting with me and my parents.”
According to the report, Coach K stayed for three hours to talk hoops with Parker.
Kansas coach Bill Self is also trying to get involved and stopped by Miller Grove last week.
6-8 PF Amadou Sidibe of Cardinal Hayes committed to Fairfield…2012 PF Timajh Parker of Connecticut pledged to Towson.
(Photo courtesy AJC)
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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