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.