Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Tony Parker (32) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Parker Commits To UCLA

The talented power forward will not be taking his talents to Lawrence.

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Tony Parker Decision: Danny Manning's Exit Affected Kansas' Frontrunner Status

The Kansas Jayhawks are still officially finalists for the services of top basketball recruit Tony Parker. The big man has several teams waiting on his announcement, which will come today at 3pm Central Time. Unfortunately the early signs are that KU is now a darkhorse contender rather than a frontrunner, which is what they would be if former assistant coach Danny Manning didn't take the head coaching gig with Tulsa.

Michael Carvell writes, "This was Parker's best official visit and he was blown away by the atmosphere." However he goes on to say, "When Manning left the building, so did Kansas' best chances. Otherwise, they might be our frontrunner. Timing is everything in life, isn't it?"

Parker, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound center from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Ga., said earlier in the recruiting process that he will be choosing between Kansas, UCLA, Georgia, Duke and Ohio State. He is rated the No. 26 recruit for the class of 2012 by ESPNU.

To stay updated on Parker's decision be sure to visit our StoryStream here. For more information on the Kansas Jayhawks visit Rock Chalk Talk.

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Tony Parker Says Kansas Still In Play With UCLA, Ohio State, Duke And Georgia

The spring signing period ends on May 16, but with the attention given to big man Tony Parker, you’d think the deadline was in the next 24 hours. But when a player with the ability of Parker comes along and your favorite team is listed among the finalists, it’s natural to refresh various web sites checking for any signs of life. Think of the Dorial Green-Beckham recruiting drama for Missouri.

Parker has been compared to Kobe Bryant and Grant Hill by Mike Krzyzewski, the legendary head coach at Duke, and his team is among the five finalists for Parker. UCLA is the favorite, but Kansas, Ohio State and Georgia are also contenders despite what you read.

Chris Littman writes, “Despite a report and additional social media buzz that Parker intends to commit to UCLA, he said that he is not committed anywhere yet and plans to pick from Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, UCLA and Georgia at a news conference at his high school next Friday around 6 p.m.”

ESPN has Parker ranked as the No. 26 recruit in the country.

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