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Oklahoma shooting guard makes his pick

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As expected, Juwan Parker made his college decision on Sunday.
A 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington who currently ranks No. 117 in the Rivals150, Parker will be a Georgia Bulldog.
While Memphis and Stanford were the finalists, Parker had been considered a Georgia lean for a while. Much of that was due to ties to the Bulldogs staff that run deep.
As Parker explained to UGASports.com, head coach Mark Fox recruited his older brother years ago and assistant Kwanza Johnson is a Tulsa native who has known the family for years.
"The decision to play for Coach Fox goes way back to the days I was knee high to a grasshopper," Parker wrote in a journal for the Georgia Rivals site. "Coach Fox, as an assistant at Kansas State, recruited my older brother-- Jason. At that time, Coach Fox visited my home and left a lasting impression on my parents. He and my brother remained in contact over the years and formed a lasting relationship.
"Coach Johnson, is like a member of the family. I have known him my whole life and he coached Jason as an assistant at Tulsa University. My dad taught and mentored him as an undergraduate and law student at Tulsa University. Because of these relationships attending the University of Georgia is just like visiting family, which was the main factor in my decision."
An intelligent player who has a good feel for things on the offensive end, Parker brings much to the table.
He has tremendous size for the wing, is a competitor and has been a proven winner during his high school years. A rangy kid with sneaky athleticism, Parker does need to get stronger but is very effective with one and two dribble pull-ups and is one of the class of 2013's better mid-range jump shooters.
Parker joins a Bulldogs class that already includes a commitment from in-state point guard J.J. Frazier. Like Parker, Frazier is currently a three-star prospect.
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