UNC Back on Parker's List

ORLANDO, Fla. – After discussing a top three for the past few months, Tony Parker is expanding his list.

After watching him at the Peach Jam with the Georgia Stars, North Carolina got back in touch with the 6-9 rising senior post player from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove.

"They called me, got back in touch with me," Parker said of UNC. "They said that they didn't get to talk to me as much as they'd like to. They saw me at Peach Jam and said they liked the way I played and they came back on strong."

Parker has maintained a top three, though increased interest from other schools has given him more options to consider,

"I have a top three, but I also added UCLA, UConn, UNC and Kansas, which are all good schools that have been coming on a little bit stronger," Parker said. "Memphis, Ohio State and Duke are my top three right now.

"I'm really considering all of them, they're all good schools, I'm going to let them come in and I'm still open. Ohio State, Duke, and Memphis just happen to lead the pack. Those other schools are coming on strong, and I might add some more later on, but those are the schools that are on my list for now."

Parker said he is now seriously considering North Carolina, which has continued to watch him this week at the Super Showcase.

"I spoke to assistant coach (Steve Robinson)," Parker said. "He's a great guy; he's cool. They asked me if I was going to be in Orlando."

In Orlando, Parker has been tracked by head coach Roy Williams as well as assistant coaches as he continues to play with the Georgia Stars.

"It's a great conference, and all-around a great school," Parker said of Carolina. "I probably would take an unofficial visit. I'm going to think about putting them on (my list) for an official visit. They're still a great school and I like the way they play. I like the way they get out and run and I like the way they use their bigs. I just like the hustle and the way they play hard."

Parker has a lot to consider and figure out in the next couple months, but he knows what he's looking for.

"Player development, the academics, and a good basketball program," Parker said. "I want a good place to play where people show up to the games and they really support you."

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