Tony Parker "likely" to visit Georgia before signing

Tony Parker, a top-rated basketball recruit, is “likely” to visit Georgia again before signing his letter of intent, the AJC has reported.

Parker has narrowed his list of schools to Duke, Georgetown, Georgia, Kansas, Memphis, Ohio State and UCLA. Although Parker hasn’t announced a leader, most pundits believe Duke, Kansas and UCLA are at the forefront with Georgia trailing slightly.

The news that Tony Parker is likely to visit Athens again before signing is a good sign for the home-state Bulldogs. Mark Fox has made Parker a top priority and getting him back on campus an additional time is crucial.

Parker previously stated that he would announce his decision on Wednesday, April 11, the first day of the late signing period. But his high school coach says he will now wait and take some unofficial visits. The late signing period ends on Wednesday, May 16.

The 6-9, 250-pound power forward plays for Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia and also suits up for the Georgia Stars on the AAU circuit. He is a four-time state champion and was also selected to the 2012 McDonald’s All-American team. He averaged 17.4 points and 11 rebounds per game in his senior season.

Rivals.com rates Parker as a 5-star recruit, the no. 5 center and 33rd overall in the country. Scout.com also rates him 5-stars and the no. 9 center in the country.

Mark Fox and the Georgia Bulldogs signed three 2011-12 recruits last Fall: shooting guard Kenny Gaines, point guard Charles Mann and small forward Brandon Morris. All three are rated 3-stars by the various recruiting services.

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