One of the nation’s top juniors put on a show for Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday night.
With Coach K and two assistants watching inches inches away from the front row, Miller Grove’s Tony Parker had 20 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in a 85-44 win over Douglass.
“It was great to see a basketball legend sitting across from our team,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White said. “He kept his eye on Tony, and it was a great moment for our kids and the school.”
What did Coach K say after the game? “He said that he really liked Tony, and that he thought he would fit well into the program. He had a lot of nice things to say about our team. He was really impressed with our quickness and intensity on defense.”
A few fans asked the Duke coach for an autograph, but for the most part he was left alone.
The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Parker has more than 40 scholarship offers, including Georgia Tech and Georgia. Tuesday’s game was his seventh “double-double” in points and rebounds in the last eight games.