SI.com’s Seth Davis pens an informative story about Jabari Parker, a five-star recruit who is ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2013 class by ESPN.
The 6-foot-8 junior forward from Chicago’s Simeon High has long been linked to Washington because his father Sonny and coach Lorenzo Romar were Golden State Warriors teammates for two seasons.
The Huskies may have another tie to Parker. According to Davis, Parker’s older brother Chris hopes to enroll at Washington in the fall and join the UW staff as a team manager.
Parker told Coast2CoastHoops.com his top five schools include Duke, Kansas, Washington, Illinois and Michigan State.
In the video highlight clip (above), Parker is No. 11.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Gonzaga coach Mark Few is under scrutiny because he’s one of 11 prominent college basketball coaches who reportedly invested with J. David Salinas, a Houston-area businessman and AAU basketball organizer who committed suicide Sunday. Salinas, 60, was the subject of a investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It’s unclear if his financial ties to the coaches is a violation of NCAA rules. However, several players from Salinas’ Houston Select AAU team earned scholarships from coaches who were clients. Two of his biggest clients reportedly were Gonzaga assistant (and former UW assistant) Ray Giacoletti who invested $1.2 million and former Arizona coach Lute Olson who invested $1.17 million. SI.com said Few’s investement was $353,000. CBSSports.com was the first to report the story.
— In case you missed it, Nicole Brodeur caught up with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who helped promote Saturday’s H206 Charity Basketball Classic, which is being organized by former UW star Brandon Roy.
— Former Washington stars Nate Robinson, Jon Brockman, Quincy Pondexter and Ryan Appleby are hosting summer camps over the next several weeks.
— No link, but Washington’s 2011 NCAA tournament second-round game against Georgia is being replayed tonight 7 p.m. Wednesday on CBSSD. For those in the Seattle-area with Comcast, it’s channel 633.
— Former Arizona State guard Corey Hawkins will transfer to UC Davis.
— ASU landed 6-10 forward Kenny Martin who is the second 2012 recruit to commit to the Sun Devils. He joins 6-10 center Eric Jacobsen.
— Interesting story from CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman who writes college coaches may have been scared straight after high-profile coaches such as Bruce Pearl lost their jobs amid scandals.