2013 F Parker breaks down Memphis visit

Juwan Parker

After what he described as a "crazy" unofficial visit to the University of Memphis on Wednesday, Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.) junior forward Juwan Parker had to fire out a message on his Twitter account reassuring his friends and fans he hadn't committed anywhere just yet.

After what he described as a "crazy" unofficial visit to the University of Memphis on Wednesday, Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.) junior forward Juwan Parker had to fire out a message on his Twitter account reassuring his friends and fans he hadn't committed anywhere just yet.

"And to clear anything up I AM NOT COMMITTED anywhere as of right now," Parker wrote on his Twitter account.

Not because he didn't greatly enjoy his unofficial, because he did. It's just that …

"I didn't wanna break anybody's hearts just yet," he said. "I didn't wanna get anybody confused. I had some friends at home thinking I committed."

Parker took in the Tigers' 69-51 win over in-state foe Tennessee, his second unofficial visit to Memphis. He stopped by over the summer for a Power Hour session, which showed Parker how savvy the coaching staff was.

"They're helpful and they study games. They know how to help you," the 4-star forward said. "Even being around them this summer, they can give me pointers and it's really helpful. I like the staff."

As for his experience at the FedExForum, he said he's never seen a college game with as many fans in attendance. He also had a chance to tour the Memphis campus for the first time.

"The FedExForum isn't any small building," Parker said. "That was amazing to me. It was a really nice campus. It was small and convenient. You don't have to go across town to get to classes." Parker is considering Oklahoma, Tulsa, Georgia, Minnesota, Memphis, and Marquette among several others. He said Memphis' style of play fits his own.

"I really like it," Parker said. "They play up-tempo and it gives freedom to the players. I think I'd fit perfect in the system. I'm athletic and can defend. I like the style."

Parker brought his parents along with him on Wednesday. He said they've been supportive of him throughout the recruiting process and that they enjoyed Wednesday's game.

"They loved it," Parker said. "It's been a long process. I've got my timetable with when I want to commit."

He said he'll hopefully decide before the end of the upcoming summer and that he's looking for a style of play that suits him and a coaching staff he can trust.

"You could play in a barn, but if you got a good team, facilities don‘t really matter. Memphis, by far, has the best fans I've seen. It's just about the team and where I fit in and how they play."

Scout.com's Evaluation: It's apparent that Parker has spent a lot time working on his mid-range game. His pull-up off one or two dribbles is impressive, but he's also capable of finishing with floaters or at the rim. Parker is a scorer and one that can put up points with his jump shot in a hurry. He needs to get stronger and spruce up his ball handling, but he's a guy that high majors will prioritize because of his shooting ability.

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