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 says he remains uncommitted and will announce Friday at Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove High School, according to a Sporting News report.
Parker said he will chose from among UCLA, Ohio State, Kansas, Duke and Georgia.
“Tony is ready for it to get over with,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He’s planning on doing it on Friday. We haven’t set a time yet but when we do, we’ll let everybody know.”
The UCLA-bound tandem of Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson are working overtime to get Parker to Westwood.
“I can’t wait until he decides to come to UCLA hopefully,” Muhammad, who had 20 points in the West’s 99-95 victory over the East in the Jordan Brand Classic, told The Sporting News. “He’s such a good player, and if we get him, that’s the icing on the cake.”
As far as his pitch to Parker on UCLA: “It’s a big time program and needs big time players. When you get big time players at big-time programs, you are successful on that level so I think if he puts himself in there with me, Kyle and the other McDonald’s All-Americans they have, I think it will be a great opportunity for us.”
Parker said Duke-bound guard Rasheed Sulaimon was also in his ear about coming to Duke.
If the Bruins land Parker to go along with Muhammad and Anderson, they will have an even more formidable class to help Ben Howland maintain his job and try to make a run in the NCAAs.
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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.