One of the top combo guards in the country will be taking an unofficial visit to the Bluff City this weekend.
Tulsa's Booker T. Washington guard Juwan Parker confirmed with TigerAuthority.com Wednesday that he will be taking an unofficial visit to the University of Memphis campus this weekend. Parker will be playing in the Under 17 Memphis Magic tournament, and didn't want to pass up on an opportunity to visit the Tiger Basketball program.
"This will be my third unofficial visit to Memphis," Parker said. "I love everything about the Memphis Basketball program. I love their style of play. Memphis is a real basketball city, there is nothing you can't love about it."
How much does Parker love Memphis.
"I would have to say that they are my favorite school right now," Parker said. "Memphis has been recruiting me since my sophomore season. I have gotten to know Coach (Josh) Pastner really well. He is a great guy and a great coach, he is really cool and direct and straight up about what he wants in his program."
According to Parker, Pastner has also made it clear how important he is to the Tiger Basketball Program.
"He tells me how much they really want me in their program," Parker said. "That I'm top on their list and I'm the kind of guy and player that they want in their program."
Parker currently has 17 offers and he has recently narrowed his list to five schools.
Parker, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard, averaged 21 points this past season and 10 rebounds per game for his Booker T. Washington High School team. A team that has won back to back state championships before falling out of the playoffs this season in the area round. He has been a starter since his freshman year at BTW.
Parker's goal for his upcoming visit to Memphis?
"I want to reassure my faith in them," Parker said. "I want to make sure they are No. 1 on my list for a reason."
Parker will make a decision on which school he will commit to sometime in the next few months.
"It will probably be some time between the end of the summer and October," Parker said. "I haven't taken any of my official visits yet."
This weekend's visit to Memphis will be Parker's third unofficial visit to the Tiger Basketball program. Stay tuned to TigerAuthority.com for a complete update on how Parker's visit went later on this weekend.