July 1, 2006

Parsons torn between two

One of the more highly skilled forwards in the 2007 class, Winter Park (Fla.) Lake Howell star Chandler Parsons has seen his stock steadily climb through the spring evaluation period and into the summer. A month ago he visited Arizona State on the way to the Pangos All-American Camp and it was a trip that made a lasting impression. Now, as Parsons looks to reach a decision about where he will attend college, he spoke with ASUDevils.com about the final stages of his recruitment.

"A lot of schools have been trying to get involved with me but I really feel like I just want to stick with the ones that have been recruiting me all along," Parsons said. "I have a top five of Arizona State, Miami, USF, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

"Really the schools that have an advantage are Arizona State, Miami and USF because I've been able to see their campuses and get a good feel for things at those schools. I kind of wish I had been able to see Wisconsin and Virginia Tech already because that would have made it easier for me to feel comfortable making a decision soon."

The 6-foot-8, 190-pounder has helped lead his high school team to a great summer league season. In just one recent example, Parsons scored 89 points over a two-game stretch at the recent Billy Donovan Camp at the University of Florida, when teammate and five-star prospect Nick Calathes was at the NBA Player's Associate Developmental Camp and point guard Joey Rodriquez was on the University of Massachusetts campus. He followed up that performance with two more 30-plus outings for a four game total of over 150 points.

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