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Parsons continues to pick up offers

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Chandler Parsons is starting to see what having a big spring can do for a player's recruitment. The 6-foot-8 feathery shooter from Lake Howell (Fla.) High School helped his Nike Team Florida squad win a pair of local events and shined at several national events. Now home from the busy travel schedule, the three-star wing has a pair of new offers in his pocket.
Parsons helped his Nike Team Florida team to the championship game Next Level tournament in Dallas, Texas and came home happy with the way he played in the Lone Star State.
"I feel like I improved my stock. I've got more offers and new schools are showing interest," Parsons said.
Parsons said he picked up a pair of new offers after the spring evaluation period. Wisconsin and Richmond are the latest schools to tender an offer while UNLV is also close to offering, he said. Parsons is a perfect player for Herb Sendek's system so it comes as no surprise that Arizona State has joined the race as has USC.
Going into April, Parsons held scholarships from UMass, Miamia, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Central Florida and Creighton. Parsons said he is hoping to collect even more.
"I played well in front of a lot of coaches in the elite eight and final four (of the Next Level). I'm expecting a lot of calls in the couple of weeks," he said.
Parsons said he went to the foul line 30 times in Dallas, showing a part of his game that college coaches questioned if he was capable of doing. The silky shooter is putting the ball on the floor more and attacking the basket. His game is starting to expand from catch and shoot.
"I'm driving, rebounding, playing defense and still hitting threes," Parsons said. "The coaches know that strength will come as my body develops. That is why I wanted to do other things."
The one-time Florida State commitment said he won't jump on a scholarship.
"I'm going to be really patient," Parsons said. "I want to go somewhere that I feel comfortable and where I fit in good with the coaches and the players. For now, I'm focusing on getting bigger, faster and stronger.
"I don't really have a favorite but Wisconsin is intriguing. It's the Big Ten. I'd definitely like to visit them."
His summer is filling up fast. A trip to the Nike All-American camp is close to happening, he said. His high school team is making trips to a number of team camps, including Florida and South Florida's camps.
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