Booker T. Washington (Okla.) guard Juwan Parker commits to coach Mark Fox and Georgia


Booker T. Washington (Okla.) guard Juwan Parker has committed to coach Mark Fox and the Georgia Bulldogs, Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World is reporting.

Parker, a 6-5 native of Tulsa, reportedly had 24 Division-I offers before choosing Georgia.

“My visit to Georgia was in June,” Parker told the paper. “They’ve been in the lead ever since then.”

He becomes the second player committed to Georgia from the Class of 2013, joining in-state point guard J.J. Frazier, who committed in February.

As a high school junior this past season, Parker averaged 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds, on his way to being named an All-State player for the second time.

“My family has a good relationship with coach Kwanza and coach Fox, and Georgia has one of the best business schools in the country,” Juwan Parker said. “Coach Fox built a winner at Nevada and he’s doing the same thing at Georgia. When I visited there, I felt very comfortable. I felt at home.”

Before committing, Parker had narrowed his list to Georgia, Memphis, and Stanford. The Bulldogs finished this past season with an overall record of 15-17, including 7-11 in the SEC.

Coach Mark Fox is will be entering his fourth season with Georgia when he takes the floor in the fall to being the 2012-13 season.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_