One of the longest and most interesting recruitments in the 2012 class has come to an end. The decision of Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove center Tony Parker has been a very heavily watched one for some time, but now the five-star center is off the board.
At 6-foot-8 and 255 pounds, Parker is one of the best low post scoring and rebounding options in the class. He started getting recruiting attention before he entered high school, and now he is one of the final pieces in a huge class for UCLA.
In front of his friends, family, and classmates at Miller Grove, Parker took the microphone and announced his commitment to UCLA. The commitment to the Bruins was over Georgia, Duke, Memphis, Ohio State, Kansas, and numerous others.
Leading the recruitment for UCLA was Bruin assistant coach Korey McCray. McCray is an Atlanta native and worked training Parker during the early part of his high school career. Parker’s relationship and comfort with McCray along with the tradition of UCLA led to the commitment.
Parker is now the fourth commitment for the Bruins joining fellow five star prospects Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson along with four-star wing Jordan Adamas, who like Parker is an Atlanta native.
Those four players now give UCLA the No. 2 overall recruiting class in the nation. They slide in just behind Kentucky and just ahead of league rival Arizona.