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.
Tony Parker will wait until sometime after Wednesday to announce his college choice, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“What I’m getting from his family is that there’s a good chance it won’t be Wednesday,” Miller Grove High School coach Sharman White told the paper.
“I don’t think he’s just quite ready. He’s trying to figure out the last intricate parts of this decision … so he can make the best choice.”
This would mark at least the second time Parker pushed the decision back, since his father told SNY.tv that at one point his son was planning on announcing at the March 28 McDonald’s All-American Game.
The NCAA early signing period begins Wednesday and fellow 2012 late-signing heavyweights Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel are due to announce that night on ESPNU.
The 6-foot-9 Parker told Fox Sports during the Nike Hoop Summit SAturday night he was considering UCLA, Kansas, Duke, Ohio State and Georgia. Memphis and Georgetown have also been mentioned.
Parker leaves Wednesday for the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte and may still opt to take visits after that.
“I just think he’s trying to get to a clear place in his mind where he wants to go,” White told the AJC. “It’s a really tough position to be in, and I don’t envy him one bit. All things considered, he’s handling it very well and trying to figure out what’s best for him.”
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.
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.