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Late Signing Period Begins, UGA Basketball In Position To Make Huge Splash

College basketball's late signing period begins today and while it is up in the air whether Miller Grove star Tony Parker will sign with anyone on Wednesday that shouldn't upset any Georgia fans hoping to see Parker in Athens. With each passing day that he doesn't sign with the likes of Duke, Kansas or UCLA it seems to improve the Bulldogs chances.

Bulldogs coach Mark Fox deserves praise for just getting Georgia in the conversation against some of college basketball's heavyweights. When the early signing period it looked like the Bulldogs had struck out on the state's three biggest prospects. Southwest Dekalb's Shaq Goodwin picked Memphis and Shiloh High's Robert Carter picked Georgia Tech. Tony Parker elected not to sign but hardly seemed to be paying attention to the Bulldogs.

Flash forward to now and Fox has the Bulldogs in position to land their biggest recruit in some time. Parker is the perfect fit for a Bulldogs team that is in desperate need of a low post threat both offensively and defensively. Which way he is leaning only Parker knows but with each passing day the unlikelihood that he would remain in-state becomes just a little more likely.

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