Tony Parker On The Mend

Tony Parker, Miller Grove (GA) High School, 6-9 junior is continuing to mend after an on-court basketball accident in late September. With more than 40 offers in hand including Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida and others, he talked about his recuperation and recruiting.

Things are moving along slowly for Tony Parker in his recuperation from the wrist injury. "I'm in physical therapy now and it's definitely getting better but I'm cautious about rushing it because it's still before the start of the season and I want to make sure it's healed before I get caught up in things." Parker has no timetable for returning. "We'll just have to take it as it comes."

In spite of being injured, Parker has been able to continue his workouts. "I'm still doing my running and working hard every day at getting into shape and concentrating on my ab work."

For the time being, Tony has been relegated to just watching his teammates practice. "We started practice Monday at 5am and then again after school and I hope to be with them soon."

While he's been recovering from his injury, Parker was able to take a trip to Durham, North Carolina to visit Duke. "I went to Duke with my parents for Duke's Midnight Madness," said Parker. "It was a great experience watching how hard they play and run their offense." In addition to watching Duke practice, Parker also had a chance to see their campus and he had a reunion with his U17 teammate Quinn Cook. "It was good to see him again."

Parker continues to have schools show interest in him. "I'm hearing a lot from Vanderbilt lately and Louisville and Georgetown."

Georgia Tech is another school that is pursuing Parker. "Oh, they're in there." Parker is also aware that Julian Royal has recently committed to Georgia Tech. "I know him very well as we've played together but his decision will have no impact on what I decide to do."

Parker has a good idea what he's looking for in a school. "I'm looking at the quality of the players, the coaches, the program, the academics and the campus life." Parker doesn't have a timetable for making his decision but thinks it may be before the start of his senior year.


GoJackets.com Top Stories