Parker Set to Announce Decision Today

Elite center prospect Tony Parker is slated to reveal his college decision today, and it appears that he will be the last big piece to the 2012 recruiting puzzle for UCLA.

Tony Parker, the elite center prospect, will announce his college decision and sign a National Letter of Intent today.

Every reliable source we have spoken with is indicating it will be UCLA.

In fact, sources are indicating that Parker has verbally committed to UCLA.

The 6-8, 260-pound prospect from Livonia (Georgia) Miller Grove, also considered Duke, Georgia, Kansas, Memphis and Ohio State.

UCLA has been at the top of near the top of Parker's recruitment for a while. But sources have consistently told us that the nation's #20-ranked prospect vacillated a number of times, sometimes on almost a daily basis over his leader.

Late in his recruitment there was some pressure to attend Georgia. Reportedly, his high school coach has been hired by Georgia.

According to other sources, his mother favored Duke.

Ultimately, though, a big factor that tipped Parker toward UCLA was his relationship with UCLA's three committed recruits, Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams. Parker has know Anderson and Adams since he was fairly young, and he got close to Muhammad over the years, and most recently after playing in many recent events with him and Anderson.

Parker's relationship with the former Georgia AAU coach, Korey McCray, currently a UCLA assistant, was also a big determining factor.

If UCLA does get a signed NLI from Parker today, it will have secured the #2 (Muhammad), #4 (Anderson), #20 Parker and #75 (Adams) prospects in the national class of 2012.

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