Georgia Bulldogs: Tony Parker

DawgNation on the radio

April, 24, 2012
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DawgNation’s Radi Nabulsi was on ESPN’s Athens affiliate, 960 The Ref, this morning talking Georgia football, basketball, baseball and recruiting. Some of the questions on the show revolved around the following:
  • What was behind star basketball player Tony Parker’s decision to pick UCLA over Georgia?
  • Who could step up in the secondary if needed?
  • To what can Georgia attribute its early recruiting success?
  • How did this weekend’s baseball series affect the Georgia baseball team?
Listen to the radio show here.

Tony Parker, four-star C, picks UCLA 

April, 23, 2012
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The No. 26 player in the nation, Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove center Tony Parker, announced Tuesday afternoon in a special ceremony at his high school that he will attend college at UCLA.

Parker, the top center among those as yet unsigned, is the No. 1 player in Georgia and the No. 7 center overall nationally. He chose the Bruins over Georgia, Duke, Kansas and Ohio State.

At UCLA, Parker will be reunited with his former AAU coach, Korey McCray, now a Bruins assistant.

The four-star prospect's decision pushes UCLA ahead of Kentucky to take over the No. 1 ranking among 2012 classes nationally.

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Tony ParkerBrian Spurlock/US PresswireHis coach says that Georgia has never been out of the question for ESPNU 100 PF Tony Parker, who is also considering heavyweights Duke and Kansas.

Today marks the beginning of the spring signing period for basketball, and schools across the country have long awaited the decision of McDonald’s All-American Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove). The 6-foot-9, 270-pound power forward has kept fans, coaches, analysts -- even his own inner circle -- guessing as to where he is leaning. Duke, Georgia, Georgetown, Kansas, Memphis, Ohio State and UCLA have all been mentioned as contenders. But will they find out today?

As Miller Grove head coach Sharman White prepared to head up to Charlotte, N.C., to coach in the Jordan Brand Classic, an event in which his star big man is one of 22 participants, he admitted those programs, as well as their feverish fans, might have to wait a little bit longer to find out where Parker is headed.

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Sure everyone's waiting on the two top players to decide, but top players including Anthony Bennett, Amile Jefferson and Georgia's Tony Parker can boost a program as well.

ALSO: Chat with Paul Biancardi at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.
The tradition of Duke, Georgetown or UCLA? Replace an All-American at Ohio State or Kansas? Stay home and play at Georgia? Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove), No. 21 overall in the ESPNU 100, faces a tough decision. Read about it here.
Tony Parker, a senior at Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.), is the No. 21 player in the Class of 2012 and one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation, with UConn, Duke, UCLA, Ohio State, Georgetown, Memphis, Kentucky and Kansas all in the running for his services. He has agreed to chronicle the remainder of his final season and recruiting experiences leading up to his decision through a blog with ESPNHS. Read it here.

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