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Monday / November 28.
  • Coach Says Tony Parker is Still Deciding (UPDATED)

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    Tony Parker’s high school coach says he’s still making up his mind but will announce his college choice on Monday.

    “At 4 p.m. at the school,” Sharman White of Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove told SNY.tv.

    “I think he’s still trying to get that decision nailed,” he added. “I think if he knows where he’s going it would be already be done.”

    White confirmed that the 6-foot-9 Parker was still considering UCLA, Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Georgia.

    “As far as I know, all those schools are still there,” he said.

    UCLA-bound Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson have been in Parker’s ear for some time, including at this past weekend’s Jordan Brand Classic.

    But White says Parker has ties to all of the schools he’s considering.

    “He’s got teammates at Georgia, he’s pretty close with Coach K, pretty close with the guys at Ohio State as well as the guys on Kansas,” White said.  “I don’t know where that weighs in with each one.”

    Parker has already delayed his decision at least twice, from the McDonald’s All-American Game March 30 to April 11 to April 20, and now to Monday.

    “This is probably the hardest decision he’s ever had to make in his life,” White said. “You want to make sure you take your time and get a clear decision. That’s what he’s doing.

    “I know it’s a tedious process for you guys [the media]. But this kid is 18 years old.”

    Wherever Parker lands, White believes he can make an immediate impact.

    “He has a couple things that he would like to get better at,” White said. “What he brings to the table is he could definitely do well for a team in the form of rebounding and inside scoring, just being a post presence.”



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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.