Parker: No Plans to Sign Early

One of the top available post prospects in the nation -- Tony Parker -- says he isn't planning to make his college choice during the early signing period...

While a number of 2012 prospects are preparing to announce their college choices in the next few days, Tony Parker, of Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove, will not.

Parker, who has taken official visits to Duke, Ohio State, Memphis and UCLA, said he's looking at making his decision at the end of the year.

"It's going pretty good," Parker said of the recruiting process. "I'm narrowing it down. I'll probably make my decision in December."

Is there a leader at this point?

"Not yet hopefully I'll get one soon," Parker responded.

Parker's last visit was to Duke during the last weekend of October.

"It went well," he said of the trip. "I really had a great time. I got a chance to see what it like to be like a Duke play for 48 hours, which was pretty cool. They showed me around the campus and I went out with the guys, which was pretty cool."

Prior to that, Parker, a 6-foot-8, 255-poung center, was in Memphis for their midnight madness festivities.

"It was great," Parker said. "Everybody's midnight madness was going to be crazy. It's one of the biggest days of the year for college basketball programs, so it's was pretty live."

In early September, Parker made his way to Columbus (Ohio) to check out OSU's campus. Although he didn't get to see the hoops team play, he did take in a football game.

"It was great because they had a football game and Ohio State football is nuts, so of course I had a good time there," Parker said. "I didn't get to see them play basketball at all, but I still had a pretty good time."

Parker, a five-star prospect, also took an official visit to UCLA, where he has a connection with assistant Korey McCray.

"It was OK,'' Parker said of the trip. "It wasn't bad. I didn't like the hills, but other than that it was a good trip."

Parker ranks No. 19 overall in the 2012 recruiting class.


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