Duke, Memphis and Ohio State are the leaders for Miller Grove High School’s Tony Parker, who is ranked among the nation’s top 25 college basketball prospects.
The top 3 national recruiting targets out of Georgia are all power forwards, and the 6-foot-9, 270-pound Parker is one of them. The other two are Southwest DeKalb’s Shaq Goodwin and Thomasville’s Robert Carter.
Duke, Memphis and Ohio State are Parker’s leaders, and he is also looking at a few other schools. “Those other three are his leaders, but Tony also is talking with North Carolina, UConn and UCLA,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White. “Tony is going to take some official visits during the fall. He hasn’t decided if he will sign early [in November] or wait until after his senior season.”
Another player from Miller Grove, the three-time Class AAAA state champions, is also being highly recruited. Brandon Morris, a 6-foot-7 power forward, is being recruited the hardest by Georgia Tech, UGA, Memphis, Clemson and Auburn, according to his coach.
White, who has built a dynasty at the DeKalb County high school, was one of only a few prep coaches from across the country selected to work at Nike’s LeBron James Skills Academy earlier this summer (Milton High School’s David Boyd was chosen to work at the Nike Elite 100 camp).
Update: It was Duke, not North Carolina, in Parker’s top 3, although Parker is still talking with the Tar Heels.
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