The day after Miller Grove center Tony Parker announced he was signing with UCLA, there are some loose ends to wrap up:
–Contrary to what Parker said after his news conference, he did not inform Georgia coach Mark Fox of his decision prior to his announcement, Fox said through a spokesman prior to leaving this afternoon to speak tonight in Albany at “UGA Day.” Parker had said he told Fox last week.
–UCLA coach Ben Howland gave plenty of credit to assistant coach Korey McCray, who coached Parker on the Atlanta Celtics AAU team. Signee Jordan Adams from Lawrenceville also played on the Celtics.
“No question; Korey McCray has done an incredible job recruiting both Jordan Adams and Tony Parker from his home state,” Howland told InsideSoCal.com “Were he not on staff we wouldn’t have gotten either one of those kids.”
–Parker and Georgia will cross paths at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn in November, though they may not play each other. Georgia, UCLA, Georgetown and Indiana are in the championship rounds on Nov. 19 and 20th.
Parker said he was unaware about the possible matchup with the Bulldogs, but looked forward to seeing his Miller Grove teammate, Brandon Morris, the Georgia signee there.
“Brandon’s always going to be my brother so we’re going to talk a lot and we’re going to have a really cool relationship,” Parker said.
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