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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