A 2012 McDonald's All-American and one of the top prospects in the country, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound Parker averaged team highs in points (16.6), rebounds (10.9) and blocks (3.0) per game this season.
On the recruiting front, with all five official visits behind him Parker remains one of the more interesting stories of the spring as he is currently uncommitted and - therefore - unsigned. Most recently, he visited Lawrence, Kan. and the University of Kansas the weekend of Feb. 25, as the Jayhawks took on the Missouri Tigers in one of the most highly-anticipated games of the 2011-2012 season.
He didn't leave disappointed, and was in fact impressed not just by the atmosphere at Allen Fieldhouse during the game, but by the coaching staff, strength and conditioning program and other facets of Kansas basketball.
"They get the ball down to the big just about every play," Parker told Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels during a Feb. 27 interview. "Thomas Robinson got the ball like five straight times. They probably throw the ball in the post as much as any school. There's probably only one other school that is close (Ohio State)."
Phog.net exchanged messages with his father, Virgil, Tuesday afternoon to check in on the status of the talented forward's recruitment.
As of now, the elder Parker said there is no firm date for a decision. However, the family is expected to sit down and discuss the matter soon.