. . . Vanderbilt.
The name Dai-Jon means “Gift of Hope.” And as a four-star basketball prospect, Dai-Jon Parker certainly represented that to finalists Georgia, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Rhode Island.
But in the end, Milton High School’s star shooting guard went with what he believed was the best school. He made the announcement before a packed out Milton gymnasium gathered for the Eagles’ Midnight Madness practice.
“I said from the beginning that education comes first and that’s why I chose Vanderbilt,” Parker said via webcast on CourtCred.com.
It’s the second time Georgia was left at the altar by a Milton player. The Bulldogs also finished second for Milton power forward Julian Royal, who chose Georgia Tech. The Eagles, who feature six college prospects, are defending Class AAAAA state champions.