Parker Schedules Visit

With a deep list of post prospects still available in the 2012 class, North Carolina has spent time evaluating possible junior frontcourt targets.

Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove's Tony Parker is stating his case that he's one of the best, as evidenced by an MVP showing at the Beach Ball Classic last month.

North Carolina watched that Beach Ball performance and then traveled to Georgia to see Parker last Friday night.

"I talked to two assistants [from UNC]," Parker said. "One came to my game and the other [I talked to on the phone]."

North Carolina is among a number of schools evaluating the 6-foot-8, 255-pound center. He also has interest from Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Ohio State.

"It's going well," he said of his recruitment. "It's picking up a little bit. I'm open. I don't know when I'm going to make a decision."

According to Parker, the Tar Heels addressed that they wanted to get him on campus as soon as possible.

"They said they know they are late, but they want to me recruit me," Parker said. "They talked about their program and getting me down there on March 5th. I'm going when they play Duke."

"They are a great program," he added. "It's a great school. They catch your attention. They play with their bigs and they have good bigs in the league. I'm interested in them because of what they've done in the past and how they develop players."

To go with UNC, Parker, who recently visited Ohio State, is also hoping to take a trip to a Big East school.

"I want to see Georgetown and North Carolina - those are probably the only two school I haven't seen," Parker admitted.

While he's certainly going through the recruiting process, Parker said he's focused on his junior season. He said it's been his best season yet because he spent time in the off-season getting in shape.

"It's going well," Parker said. "I've been playing OK. This is probably one of my better seasons. My motor is going. I'm in good shape right now."

"I'm working on my all around game. I'm running more. I did a lot in the off-season conditioning especially when I broke my wrist. I did a lot of cardio."

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