Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox finished as the runner-up to Georgia Tech in the sweepstakes for Milton High’s Julian Royal. However, the Bulldogs have a shot at one of his heralded teammates.
Georgia is one of the finalists for shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker, who is also considering Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Rhode Island and Vanderbilt. Parker will announce his college decision on Nov. 5.
The 6-foot-4 Parker is considered one of the state’s best defenders, and covered the other team’s best offensive player during Milton’s state championship run last season. He is also known for thunderous dunks which can change the momentum of a game.
Georgia wants Parker to play both of the guard positions in college. Georgia Tech, which was once heavily recruiting Parker, is no longer involved.
Last week, Milton’s Royal committed to Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt over Georgia, while point guard Shannon Scott is a longtime commitment to Ohio State.