Junior Mychal Parker is pleased with his year at Miller School (Charlottesville, VA), both academically and athletically. The 6-5, 190-pound prospect, one of the top two-guard/small forward prospects in the 2010 class, certainly does not regret the decision to transfer to Miller prior to the 2008/2009 year.
“Miller is good,” said Parker, who transferred in out of Little Washington, North Carolina. “One thing I like about it is the academics. They’re not just going to leave you out there. They’re going to help you out. If you need help, they’re going to give you help.”
A Scout.com 5-star prospect and Rivals.com 4-star prospect, Parker has earned offers from Clemson, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech according to Miller School head coach Fred Wawner. Florida headlines a list of other programs that have expressed serious interest.
Parker projects as a two-guard on the next level.
“He’s like a thoroughbred athlete,” Wawner said of Parker. “He does a lot of great things when the ball is in his hands. What we’re working on now is getting him to play without the ball. And he needs to be more aggressive. That doesn’t mean I want him to shoot every time down the floor. I just want him to have an attack mentality because he’s a good passer and he creates other opportunities for his teammates. Defensively, I think it is just bringing a little more intensity because I think he can be dominant on that end. It’s just a maturation of a basketball player.”
On the recruiting front, Parker acknowledges that one school currently tops his list. He also admits, though, that he is not ready to make a decision and will wait at least until the summer before he commits.
“I have a favorite, but I can’t pick where I want to go right now,” Parker said.
Asked which school is the favorite, Parker answered, “I like UVa a lot, but that’s not an official decision right now. I like [Virginia] Tech. They’re good. I like Florida. Miami’s all right. Other than that, I don’t know right now where I want to go.”
Virginia and Virginia Tech are the only two programs Parker has visited so far. He has developed positive relationships on both coaching staffs, in particular Virginia’s.
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