It took him 57 minutes to make up his mind, but coveted power forward Tony Parker has made his decision on where he will play college basketball, and it will not be for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Rather, Parker is heading west to play for Ben Howland and the UCLA Bruins, where he will hope to restore tradition to a school that has endured a nasty streak of poor play in recent seasons.
After 57 minutes, Tony Parker commits to #UCLA— Michael Carvell (@RecruitingAJC) April 23, 2012
It's a blow to Kansas after losing Thomas Robinson to the NBA draft, but it became clear early on during Parker's announcement that the Jayhawks were no longer in the running, as Parker did not include a Kansas hat on the table with his final choices.
No KU hat on the table for Tony Parker. #kubball— JayhawkSlant (@JayhawkSlant) April 23, 2012
Although Parker would have been a major coup, with a recruiting pipeline as strong as Bill Self's, the team should be able to recover from this miss just fine.