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Wednesday / August 23.
  • Parker, Poythress Closing in on Decisions

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    Tony Parker and Alex Poythress, two members of the Georgia Stars AAU program, are closing in on their college decisions, according to Stars coach Norm Parker.

    “There’s one school out there for each one of them that is their preference,” Parker told SNY.tv by phone Monday, declining to specify the favored schools. “I’ve told them they’ve done a good job selecting the four or five schools that they visited.

    “I’m as anxious as anyone else to see where they’re going.”

    The 6-foot-9, 280-pound Parker tripped to Duke this past weekend where he spent time with former Duke stars Kyrie Irving and Nolan Smith, as well as current players Quinn Cook, Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton.

    “Had a great Time with my bros @NdotSmitty @KyrieIrving@QCook323 @tythornton3 @jhairston15 good lookin out!!!!” Parker tweeted.

    Tony Parker is considering Duke, Ohio State, UCLA and Memphis, but Norm Parker said Tony would not make up the trip to Georgetown he missed when he won the IS8 tournament two weeks ago in Queens with the Playaz Basketball Club.

    As for when Tony might announce, Norm said, “He hasn’t decided that yet.”

    “I’m looking forward to getting it over with,” Tony told SNY.tv in New York. “Really focusing in on my season. We got a big year this year.

    “This is my last season so I want to focus in and have fun.”

    As for the 6-8 Poythress, he is considering Kentucky, Florida, Memphis and Vanderbilt, and finished his last visit to Memphis two weekends ago.

    “They gotta make their decision,” Norm Parker said. “I couldn’t tell you who the favorite was with either one. I want them to go where they want to go.

    “Both got great schools, good coaches. I don’t see how they can make a bad decision.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • love poythres! 6-8 SF with great game and killer athleticism. come join BBN!!!

    • Personally, I believe the young man is leaning towards Kentucky, but I would not underestimate Pastner and Memphis. In the end though, I say there is about a healthy 70% chance the young man picks Kentucky within the next ten days.