Georgia Tech and UGA recruiting target Tony Parker breaks left wrist

Miller Grove High’s Tony Parker, who is one of the nation’s top college basketball prospects for 2012 with more than 40 scholarship offers, including Georgia Tech and Georgia, broke his left wrist over the weekend.

The 6-foot-9, 275-pound power forward got injured while playing against Stephenson in fall league.

“The refs kind of let it get rough out there,” Parker said. “I was going for a wide-open dunk, and someone came out of nowhere and [collided with me]. I never saw him until the last second.”

Parker busted up his lip and had to get 5 stitches.  He also broke his left wrist, and will  be out 4-6 weeks.

“I just feel like it’s a minor setback,” Parker said. “My legs are fine. I can still run and get ready for the start of basketball season.”

Said Miller Grove coach Sharman White, “It’s unfortunate that it happened. But Tony is young and he should heal quickly. We’re looking at it as a small bump in the road. He’ll be ready for the season.”

Miller Grove is the two-time defending Class AAAA state champions.

Parker said he is nowhere close to making a college decision. He recently took an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech to meet with Yellow Jackets coach Paul Hewitt and is headed to Florida next weekend.

Georgetown and Ohio State recently offered Parker, while he is reportedly close to being offered by Duke.

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8 comments Add your comment

dawgerbrown

September 27th, 2010
5:46 am

Good luck Tony, have a quick recovery. Come to UGA and help us be FIRST!

Thanks, dawgerbrown...

September 27th, 2010
7:06 am

…for at least making your proclamation be relevant to the topic…carry on…

jay

September 27th, 2010
11:25 am

come to UGA, we could use post players

AJCHEAD

September 27th, 2010
5:53 pm

Coach is an idiot, 6-9 275, top 20 recruit playing in a fall league game, you got to be kidding me…..Thats the dumbest sh** ever…..what was he getting out of that, then against who stephenson, do they have a basketball team….I will bet my house and paul hewitt’s contract that they don’t have two players combined that could carry this kids shoes.

H.S. Basketball Fan

September 27th, 2010
6:17 pm

Hey AJCHEAD-man, what if Parker would have went on an unofficial visit to a great university like Florida and played pick-up with their guys (perfectly legal mind you) and broke his wrist. What is the difference? If you ever played anything, you would know that anything can happen while playing whether it is fall league, pick-up, or playing your sorry a**. Injuries happen and you would know that if you played anything besides chicken-choking, but all you do is play screen-name tag behind a computer screen. Parker will be fine, Miller Grove will be fine, and you will have even more reasons to hate on their program/coach as the season begins. Hey, hope you don’t break your wrist trying to respond!

AJCHEAD

September 28th, 2010
10:25 am

Lets be clear there is a difference between playing a pick up game on a college visit, than playing Stephenson…Mind you i am a big fan of Miller Grove but felt that was a stupid move. You took a lot of offense to the comment, you must be the coach. If so yes you are an IDIOT….Trust me i have played before and as a player of his quality it is the coaches job to protect the players. I don’t think you will see the Milton kids playing against Alpharetta….The goal is to limit injury or the chance there of. NO worries coach your an idiot, its all good, still cheering for your team. You have talent so it shouldn’t come down to coaching decisions, if so….your done, cause again YOUR AN IDIOT

Damion

September 28th, 2010
5:28 pm

H.S. Basketball Fan

September 28th, 2010
5:46 pm

Actually, AJC “SUPER”HEAD, I’m not the coach, but just an former high school basketball coach (retired) with state championships to back it up. You’re entitled to your opinion and will let you have that. Maybe one day, you will be able to coach your local recreation team to the rec league championship and they will say how great a coach you are. Until then, HATE on…;)