The man, the myth, the legend Larry Vaught posted a nugget of news this morning that is sure to perk your ears. Vaught cited a “college coach who has been involved with Parker’s recruiting” as saying that the Cats are the front runner for the talented small forward from Chicago:
“A college coach who has been involved with Parker’s recruiting – and gone against Calipari for players – already has an inkling about what school Parker will eventually pick. He thinks the pick will be Kentucky because the Cats are already the frontrunner. And he didn’t hesitate when predicting that Parker would pick Kentucky even though he could still also opt for a two-year mission trip before going to college.”
This goes against the views of several other analysts, who say Michigan State and Duke lead for Parker, the #1 player in the 2013 class. His current list includes Kentucky, Stanford, Michigan State, Kansas, Florida, Duke, BYU, DePaul, Georgetown and North Carolina. Parker recently said he wants to attend a college close to Chicago so his family could watch him more easily, but that he’ll ultimately go with the program that helps his game the most and best prepares him for the NBA.
Sounds familiar. Anyone have a guess as to who the mystery coach is?