Where will Tony Parker wind up?
The recruiting trail is worn down this time of year. Some coaches are looking ahead to 2013 and beyond, while other coaches are still trying their best to rein in another 2012 recruit.
With every passing week, new news surfaces and lists are altered. The recruiting process is strenuous on players and coaches, and the decision can't come soon enough for fans of the game.
This list was supposed to be down to four this week, but Tony Parker elected to push his decision back to this week, and it's coming sooner than you think.
Read on for the latest news (and my predictions) on Parker and other top talents in the 2012 class.
You can also check out last week's article here.
Considering: Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, UNLV
Anthony Bennett has officially cut his list to four, removing Washington from consideration last week. The Huskies were a long shot at best to land Bennett, so their removal should come as no surprise.
Bennett's decision is still up in the air, with Florida and Kentucky leading the race. I had Bennett choosing Florida last week, but I'll believe Nerlens Noel when he says the Wildcats have odds better than a 50 percent chance to land Bennett.
Noel isn't the only future Wildcat to recruit Bennett. It's hard to see Bennett selecting to play against these guys twice a year, so I'm going with the Wildcats.
Considering: Duke, North Carolina State, Villanova
Like other players on this list, Amile Jefferson has postponed his decision many times. His selection of a school was thought to be last week, but nothing came to fruition.
I'm sticking with Durham as my prediction, although the Jefferson could have picked Duke a long time ago. The longer he waits, the more likely it is he'll pick another school.
Keep an eye out for a dark-horse candidate in the Jefferson sweepstakes. Kentucky and Ohio State are also on his list.
Considering: Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Oregon, Providence, St. John's
Not much has changed for Christopher Obekpa. The 6'8" big man is taking his time with the recruiting process.
He's scheduled to take his official visit to Oregon this week, although there hasn't been much news out of Eugene regarding his visit.
Nevertheless, with the Big East calling, I can't see him leaving the east coast. I give the nod to Cincinnati and Mick Cronin, although Steve Lavin and St. John's have worked wonders on the recruiting trail before and could certainly do it again.
Considering: Duke, Georgia, Kansas, Ohio State, UCLA
Tony Parker was supposed to announce last Friday, but he instead pushed the decision back to this Monday.
UCLA gives him a great chance to win now with other young studs. Playing alongside Jeff Withey at Kansas would be a great fit defensively. Duke and Ohio State need big men with the departure of Miles Plumlee and Jared Sullinger, respectively.
Georgia would be a shocking selection, especially with the array of other great colleges Parker could choose from.
To be courted by the best programs in the country speaks volumes as to how good Parker plays the game. I'll stick to my guns and say UCLA here, although none of the five aforementioned programs are out of the race.
UPDATE April 23: At a press conference earlier today, Parker announced his intentions to play at UCLA. He joins Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson to form a surefire top three class for Ben Howland.
Considering: Alabama, Georgetown, Missouri, Texas
Not much has changed for Devonta Pollard. He visited Georgetown last week, which may give them a slight edge.
Pollard said earlier this month that all four schools were on equal footing, so at this point, who knows.
ESPN's Dave Telep expects Pollard's decision to be in the next two weeks, and notes that there has been no change in schools in contention.
I'll swap my prediction to show that anything can happen with Pollard in the coming weeks, and the race for his talents is still up in the air.