NCAA champion DUKE Blue Devils evaluating two Milton High players for basketball scholarships

Duke, the reigning NCAA basketball champion, is considering two Milton High players for scholarships — senior combo guard Dai-Jon Parker and junior swingman Evan Nolte. Milton is the defending state champion in Georgia’s largest classification, and a top contender for next year’s mythical national championship with four major-college prospects.

Will Coach K invade Georgia for Milton duo? (AP)

Will Coach K invade Georgia for Milton duo? (AP)

The 6-foot-8, 190-pound Nolte recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the ACC, making unofficial visits to four schools in five days and meeting with Duke’s Mike Kryzewski, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Wake Forest’s Jeff Bzdelik and Virginia’s Tony Bennett.

“Duke really likes Evan, [Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski] told me this by phone,” Milton coach David Boyd said. “They had Evan up for an unofficial visit [earlier this year] in which he scrimmaged with Duke players. He is on Duke’s watchlist for this summer.”

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Parker is also getting looks from Duke. Parker is considered a major-college prospect in both football and basketball and decided to give up football as a senior to focus only on basketball. His offer sheet includes Georgia Tech, UGA, Oregon, Virginia, Ohio State and Purdue. College scouts are getting plenty of opportunities to evaluate Parker this summer as he is playing with two AAU teams.

Nolte’s popularity has exploded among college coaches that are beginning to work on their 2012 recruiting classes. He holds offers from Georgia Tech, UGA, Wake Forest, Auburn, Clemson and Alabama, among others. He has a 3.7 GPA and is also under scholarship consideration from Duke, North Carolina, Stanford and Florida.

How was Nolte’s meeting at Duke? “Coach K was very cordial to Evan and his mom, and took time away from his Fantasy Camp to talk to them,” Boyd said.  ”They will be following Evan closely in July.”

How about the talk with Roy Williams? “Coach Williams explained his philosophy on recruiting to Evan,” Boyd said. “He stated that he likes to wait until the last possible time so that his staff and he can do a good evaluation of the player before making an offer.  He pointed out that UNC was the last school to offer last year’s No. 1 prospect, Harrison Barnes. He also asked Evan what he thought his weaknesses were and what he was doing about them.  Evan responded that he was working on all phases of his game, including ball-handling, defensive lateral quickness, and speed. All of these things impressed Coach Williams.”

Milton point guard Shannon  Scott has committed to Ohio State, while 6-foot-9 forward Julian Royal favors Georgia Tech, UGA and Wake Forest among his 40 scholarship offers.

34 comments Add your comment

Atlive

June 11th, 2010
6:36 am

First! Go Wake!

phil

June 11th, 2010
6:47 am

They had better enjoy the “whirlwind tour of the ACC” now. After the major conference expansions, the ACC may be “dust in the wind”.

Morrus

June 11th, 2010
7:01 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.

Bill Campbell

June 11th, 2010
7:15 am

GT basketball is dead!

SatchelBuzz

June 11th, 2010
7:27 am

Bad week,…eh maybe. Bad life,…you got that covered DP. Hey,…take heart,…CMR isn’t on the hot seat. I mean,…he’s 1-1 against Paul Johnson after last year’s huge upset win that made the ugag’s season. Keep those Shreveport brochures out,…..you’re gonna need them nadlickers.

THWG!!!

phil

June 11th, 2010
7:35 am

ACC- Dust in the wind!

82Dawg

June 11th, 2010
7:57 am

SatchelBuzz ..You may want to pick up the Shreveport brochures yourself, seeing how it is an ACC bowl now and not an SEC. If you are going to run your mouth get your facts straight. Tech’s BCS Bowl days are done UGA will be in a BCS Bowl before Tech will.

Dawg Hater

June 11th, 2010
8:37 am

Summer is here. How many Dawgs do you think will be arrested for assault and disorderly conduct? My guess is 6. Go to GT kid. GTman – You’re right, Athens is a cow dump.

Dawg Hater

June 11th, 2010
8:39 am

Morrus – I think you are in the wrong forum. P.S. Get a life.

Joe

June 11th, 2010
8:58 am

Wow, you mean Duke is going hard after a good white player? Shocking. Coach K is the modern-day Adolph Rupp.

KevinM

June 11th, 2010
9:42 am

Obviously, Clueless Joe has no idea what he is talking about……….its called research!

Duke looking at someone locally is news. You dont’ hear them linked with Georgia kids very often.
Where are you Coach Fox? No offer for Nolte?
All Roy Williams is saying is that we don’t have to offer early; we can get who we want with little effort.
Good luck with that Roy going forward…………do you hear ego coming out?

Joe

June 11th, 2010
11:23 am

Hey Kevin, Nolte’s brother plays at UGA.

Russ

June 11th, 2010
11:37 am

Coach K is pretty hard-core in his political beliefs.

Not saying he’s a racist, but he does associate with an “interesting” crowd when he’s not on the court.

Captain

June 11th, 2010
12:32 pm

Michael I’m curious – if you use the school names Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Virginia, Oregon, Ohio St why do you refer to Georgia as UGA? Why wouldn’t you call them Georgia? If you are going to use the name Georgia Tech instead of GT, Virginia instead of UVa, North Carolina instead of UNC, Florida St instead of FSU, why not use Georgia instead of UGA?

Michael Carvell

June 11th, 2010
12:40 pm

@Captain, good question. I do it to clarify. It can sometimes be confusing when you read “Georgia’s No. 1 basketball player,” with some not knowing whether you’re talking about the state of Georgia or the University of Georgia.

Bubba

June 11th, 2010
12:46 pm

Tech knocked out by another SEC team.The nerds should be use to it by now.How many nerds was mugged after the game in that ghetto dump?

DP

June 11th, 2010
2:16 pm

Michael, do you know anything about which schools are recruiting Malcolm Brogdon of GAC and where he might end up? I’ve seen him several times and think he is going to be a very good 2 guard at the college level. Have you seen both Brogdon and Dai-Jon Parker, and if so how do you think they compare?

Jason

June 11th, 2010
2:28 pm

No basketball players want to play for trailor park rednecks down in Athens.

H.S. Coach

June 11th, 2010
2:47 pm

Is scrimmaging with Duke players while coaches watched not an NCAA violation? (Don’t know if the coaches watched or not) I’m pretty sure it’s an illegal evaluation. Could be wrong though.

Bystander

June 11th, 2010
3:30 pm

Anyone who says Athens is a cow dump has never EVER been there. How mant Nerd football “student athletes” will get arrested for drug violations, etc.? How many Nerd students will get mugged by the end of the summer?

Bystander

June 11th, 2010
3:32 pm

“ACC rules”?????? Rules what?

wolfbait67

June 11th, 2010
4:24 pm

Bystander,the technical school rules the wanna beeeeeesss like ‘wish we could win a big game at least once…..LOOK OUT FOR THE FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL DAWGS THIS SEASON(IT COULD BE INTERESTING)

wolfbait67

June 11th, 2010
4:25 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO..I forgot, the technical school did win the table tennis championship in the student center

GO DAWGS!!!

June 11th, 2010
8:14 pm

DAWG hater you wanna know a better question and maybe you can answer this how many people will keep getting mugged on that Crime scene you call northern avenue?

GO DAWGS!!!

June 11th, 2010
8:19 pm

New report is ga tech DE has been arrested for assault and battery on a woman, and you were saying Dawg Hater???

jasont13

June 12th, 2010
10:14 am

Satchel Buzz, I remember when Tech lucked up and beat UGA in 2008 and the seniors had rings made and put the score on the rings. HMMM and your complaining that UGA beating Tech last year and it made UGA’s season. I would rather go to a bowl game and win than go to one and get blown out.

newbombTurk

June 12th, 2010
1:09 pm

Georgia Tech is nothing but smog, asphalt, aggravated assaults, and ugly girls. A real college experience.

yellowfuzz in the hood

June 12th, 2010
10:33 pm

The best basketball program in the nation is GT, plane and simple. We got a better coach than anyone and have our pick of players. Duke is a program on the decline, and the puppies in Athens do not have a coach or a program that can beat the Jackets. Yellow and Black attack, Baby, yellow & Black is back, and I’m talking, yes, I’m talking about the B ball smack.

Nobert

June 13th, 2010
9:39 am

Yea go to Wake so you can be on probation after finishing 6th in the conference, that is a great career move.

or

Go to Dook where K will threaten you your whole career and you will sit right beside him while 5 guys play the whole game, another great career move.

Nobert

June 13th, 2010
9:40 am

ACC rules”?????? Rules what?

ummmm

that last 2 national champions came from where?

that is right …shut up!!!

The Sham

June 13th, 2010
11:38 pm

ACC Rules… uh, the ACC rules are asinine. Just ask Thornton…

W/E

June 13th, 2010
11:38 pm

Dai-jon’s going back to Marietta after getting into it with Nolte in practice. You might want to check in on that one Carvell

Dwayne

June 14th, 2010
11:46 am

Is someone complaining because Coach Chefchefski is recruiting white players to win national championships? Wondering who he is hanging around with off court? Who would you like for him to hang around with? You going to pick his friends for him? wow, unbelievable. I wonder who John Thompson Jr. is hanging with? hahahaha

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