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Bulldogs Recruiting Update: 3-Star Guard Juwan Parker Verbally Commits to Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs just landed a big recruit for the 2013 season as three-star shooting guard Juwan Parker verbally committed to the Bulldogs.

Parker, a 6'4" guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma, picked Mark Fox's team over Memphis and Stanford.

Verbal commitments are non-binding and recruits cannot sign letters of intent until the early signing period in November.

The shooting guard is ranked 117th nationally by Rivals.com and is described as a prolific scorer with a great shooting touch. Like most high school kids, though, Parker needs to add on a bit of bulk to effectively play in the college realm.

Parker was the 2010-11 state player of the year, and averaged 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds as a junior last year. He initially visited Georgia in June and considered them the favorite, although Memphis was making a very hard push for him.

"My family has a good relationship with coach Kwanza and coach Fox, and Georgia has one of the best business schools in the country," Parker told the Tulsa World. "Coach Fox built a winner at Nevada and he's doing the same thing at Georgia. When I visited there, I felt very comfortable. I felt at home."

Parker is the second commitment for Fox's team in 2013. J.J. Frazier, a point guard from Ludowici, Ga., committed in February.

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