College Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Commits To UCLA.

Tony Parker will leave Georgia to play for Ben Howland at UCLA.

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College Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Commits To UCLA

After a long, drawn-out wait that left the faithful followings of several basketball programs on the edge of their seats, coveted power forward recruit Tony Parker has announced that he will play at UCLA.

The decision is of course a blow to Georgia, who has been hopeful to land the in-state recruit. He starred at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, GA, and appeared serious about his interest in playing for the Bulldogs throughout the process.

In heading west to join the Bruins, Parker will join fellow top recruit Shabazz Muhammad to form one of the best classes in the country. The Bruins program has swooned in recent seasons, and this pair of freshmen will be counted on to help restore tradition.

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College Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker's Decision Day Arrives, UCLA New Favorite?

Tony Parker's college decision process has been a long winding road but that is really how it should be for a high school student that is making one of the biggest decisions of his life. Parker is scheduled to end the saga at around 4 p.m. ET today at Miller Grove High School.

Parker has played things really close to his chest over the last few weeks and there isn't a clear indication of what direction he may go. Parker still lists UCLA, Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, Memphis and Georgia as his finalists. Many believe it is now down to a decision between the hometown Bulldogs and the Bruins with Ohio State remaining as a dark horse candidate.

Recent reports indicate that Parker is being recruited hard by fellow recruits Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson to join them at UCLA. Parker's former AAU coach Korey McCray is currently an assistant coach with the Bruins as well.

While Georgia doesn't have the basketball pedigree of the other schools on Parker's list they do offer the convenience of staying close to home and the ability to rejoin two of his Miller Grove teammates. Parker would be one of the biggest recruits to ever sign with the program and would be given the opportunity to shine from the outset.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Moves Announcement To Monday

The circus surrounding highly touted Atlanta area recruit Tony Parker will continue through the weekend, as the 6-foot-9 280 lb. prospect from Miller Grove High School has pushed his official announcement back to Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

UCLA is thought to be the front-runner for Parker's services - Parker's former Atlanta-area AAU coach Korey McCray is now an assistant with the team - although the AJC also quoted Parker's high school coach that Parker had not already signed with the Bruins:

"That’s something that got started at [an all-star game] … it doesn’t have any legs to it," Miller Grove High School coach Sharman White told the AJC on Sunday.

"Tony has not committed yet. That’s the best and only way I can put it."

Along with the Bruins, Parker's known finalists are Duke, Georgia, Kansas and Ohio State, which makes three of this year's Final Four teams.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Planning To Make Decision Next Monday

Prominent basketball recruit Tony Parker will likely make a decision regarding where he will play college basketball next Monday, April 23, according to his high school coach, as chronicled by Dawgs247 on Twitter.

It was believed that Parker would announce his decision earlier this week, however that now seems not to be the case. His list of schools include Georgia, UCLA, Ohio State, Duke and Kansas, although it remains unclear if any program currently holds the edge.

The 6'9", 270-pound power forward was a recent participant in the McDonald's High School All American game, and has until May 19 to announce his decision during the late signing period.

Stay updated on Parker's decision at our StoryStream here. For more on the Georgia Bulldogs visit Dawg Sports.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Will Not Announce Decision On Friday

Even though reports have indicated that standout center from Lithonia Tony Parker is expected to sign his letter of intent of Friday with either the Georgia Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins, Ohio St. Buckeyes, Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks, his father is saying that Parker won't announce his decision until next Thursday.

That could still mean that he will have already signed on Friday, and Parker's father thinks the news will be able to hold almost a week. Either way, an official announcement is not expected until over a week from now.

Parker is 26th-ranked high basketball prospect by ESPNU 100 and is the star of Miller Grove High School in Lithonia.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker To Announce Decision Friday

Once folks got past the idea that a conversation regarding "Tony Parker" wasn't in relation with the guard from the San Antonio Spurs, college basketball fans got their wits about them and began conceiving the idea that the McDonald's All-American big man could be coming to their campus real soon.

After denying reports that Parker would take his talents to Westwood to be a member of the UCLA Bruins, this much is clear. Parker will make his highly-anticipated college decision on Friday, and his finalists are UCLA, the Duke Blue Devils, Georgia Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks and Ohio State Buckeyes. Miller Grove High School coach Sharman White came out on Sunday and confirmed that Parker is still uncommitted but ready for this to end.

"Tony is ready for it to get over with. He’s planning on doing it on Friday. We haven’t set a time yet but when we do, we’ll let everybody know." -- Miller Grove head coach Sharman White

Tony Parker stands 6-foot-9 and weighs 280 pounds. Parker's ranked by ESPNU as the nation’s No. 21 overall prospect and led Miller Grove to four straight state championships.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Expected To Announce Later This Week

Tony Parker may be finally closing in on a decision for where he will attend college next season. Parker said during the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday night that he will probably announce his decision later in the week at his school.

"I haven't worked out all of the details yet, but next week is the week," said Parker, a forward at Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) who suited up for the East. "I'm just ready to get it over with. It's been a long process, and I'm ready for it to be over. I'm still weighing things out, but I gave myself 'til next week. That's when it's happening."

Parker is reportedly still considering a number of schools including Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, UCLA and Georgia among others. The Bulldogs were an afterthought early but there is speculation now that they are in the mix among some of college basketball's heavyweights.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Commitment Date Up In The Air

Tony Parker, among the most sought after unsigned college basketball prospects in the country, is "unlikely" to commit to a school on Wednesday, which marks the initial day of the NCAA's late signing period.

Seven schools remain in play for Parker, with no presumed favorite: Georgia, Ohio State, Duke, Kansas, Memphis, Georgetown and UCLA.

Parker's high school coach, Sharman White, offered this on the difficulty of making such an important decision: "I just think he's trying to get to a clear place in his mind where he wants to go. It's a really tough position to be in, and I don't envy him one bit. All things considered, he's handling it very well and trying to figure out what's best for him."

Parker must commit by May 16, the final day of the late-signing period.

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Georgia Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker To Announce Decision April 11

Miller Grove product Tony Parker is expected to announce his college decision on April 11 but there is still no indication of where the heralded big man might end up.

Parker's list includes many of college basketball's heavyweights like Duke, Ohio State, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA, Memphis and Georgia. Wait what? Georgia? Yes that is the same Athens Bulldogs that are still in the running for Parker thanks in part to a big effort from head coach Mark Fox and the proximity of the UGA campus to his home.

UGA may be nothing more than a dark horse candidate at this point but Parker is the kind of recruit that could put a team like Georgia on the college basketball map and cement Mark Fox's place in Georgia Basketball history.

Fox recruited the team's first McDonald's All-American since the early 90's last season as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope picked the Bulldogs early in the recruiting process and stuck with them. Parker would be among the biggest recruits and particularly the best big man to ever sign with the program.

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College Basketball Recruiting: Tony Parker Lists UGA As Finalist

Mark Fox is in position to land one of the biggest basketball recruits in school history if Miller Grove big man Tony Parker selects the Bulldogs.

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