Head coach Mark Fox and his Georgia team returned from a preseason trip to Italy last week, where Fox was encouraged by his team's progress. On Sunday, Fox received more good news – on the recruiting front.
Juwan Parker, a four-star guard from Oklahoma, committed to the Bulldogs.
“My visit to Georgia was in June,” Parker told the Tulsa World. “They've been in the lead ever since then. My family has a good relationship with [assistant] coach Kwanza [Johnson] and Fox, and Georgia has one of the best business schools in the country.”
Parker, a 6-foot-4 prospect out of Booker T. Washington (Okla.), was the state player of the year as a sophomore. He chose Georgia over Memphis and Stanford, while Vanderbilt, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Tulsa and others were also involved at some point.
“Coach Fox built a winner at Nevada and he's doing the same thing at Georgia,” Parker said. “When I visited there, I felt very comfortable. I felt at home.”
Parker joins in-state guard J.J. Frazier in Georgia's 2013 class.
- 2013 prospect Jamel Artis was expected to announce between Pittsburgh and La Salle on Saturday. However, he has postponed his decision. “Need a little more time,” he told CBSSports.com. Pitt and La Salle remain his finalists.
- Sudan native Mangok Mathiang has finally been cleared and will begin classes at Louisville this week. He was rumored to have committed in late July, but sources consistently said it was a “wait and see” process with his eligibility.
- Goodluck Okonoboh, a four-star big man, is reclassifying into the class of 2014 and transferring to Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Mass.).
- South Carolina recruit Michael Carrera has been cleared and will be a member of the Gamecocks this season.
- Incoming freshman Milton Doyle will no longer attend Kansas
- Wayne Selden (ranked No. 18): UCLA, Florida, Syracuse, Ohio State, Kansas, Missouri
- Dominic Woodson (No. 39): North Carolina State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Connecticut, Memphis, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Kentucky
- Davon Reed (No. 65): Wake Forest, Miami (Fl.), Xavier, with Memphis and Connecticut also in contention
- Dayshawn Watkins, UAB
- Terrence O'Donohue, Charleston
- Tim Myles, New Mexico
- Chris Cantino, Xavier
- Trevis Wyche, St. Peter's
- Tyree Bynum, Texas Southern