I haven't jumped into this thread because I have no interest whatsoever in Parker and I didn't want to inject into that into a thread that the young man might not be reading. If the coaches wanted him, I wasn't going to say anything negative while it was still an open recruitment.
Now that he's decided, however...
I don't see this as a big miss for us. Parker is out of shape and seems way too pleased with his own prospects. Was he going to pout if legitimate Marshall got the bulk of the low post PT?
We have a couple legit low post players we're recruiting for 2013. We have Mase and Marshall for 2012 and Marshall for 2013. We're fine on the low post.
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."