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College Basketball Recruiting: Shaq Goodwin Picks Memphis, Tony Parker Waiting Until December

Southwest Dekalb forward Shaq Goodwin kept everyone in suspense this morning before tweeting out the twitter hashtag #memphisbound on his twitter account. Goodwin's high school coach Dewayne McKinney later confirmed to's Evan Daniels that Goodwin had pledged his commitment to the Tigers. 

Goodwin picks Memphis over UCLA, Georgia and Florida. He had just returned from an official visit with the Bruins. Goodwin has long maintained his desire to be a two sport athlete in college and there is no word whether he will attempt to play football with the Tigers. 

Another of the state's top three prospects appears to be putting off his college decision until December. Adam Zagoria reports that Miller Grove standout Tony Parker isn't ready to commit just yet. Parker had originally indicated that he was looking forward to getting his decision out of the way where he could focus on the upcoming season and his quest for a State Championship. 

Parker has taken official visits to Duke, Ohio State, UCLA and Memphis. 

Georgia has three commitments already for the class of 2012 but needs to add some inside depth and a player like Goodwin, Parker or Robert Carter would have fit into the mold nicely. With Goodwin and likely Parker out of the equation, Mark Fox has one last shot remaining with Shiloh High's Robert Carter who will announce his decision at noon on Thursday. 

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