2023 three-star wing Kris Parker commits to Alabama

Chris Parkera three-star wing in the 2023 class took part in the Alabama Crimson Tide, he told 247Sports.

The 6’6″ small forward from Quincy, Florida, Crossroad Academy decided to play for Nate Oates and his program over UCF, Missouri and Villanova.

“I just feel like Nate Oates believed in me during a really difficult period of my recruiting,” Parker said of why he chose Alabama. “He never lost interest and that meant a lot to me.”

Parker entered the top 25 recruits early in the class of 2023, and despite some roadblocks and some schools slowing his enrollment, Oats & Co. remained unshakable.

“Like I said, he never lost interest,” he said of what stood out about Oates when he got to know him. “He was very consistent and a man of his word, in addition to being a great coach.”

Parker is an intriguing and talented prospect with size, height, athleticism and flashes of skill, able to create his own shots, create for others, and defend multiple positions, and with development, he could become a powerhouse for the Tide.

“He just told me he’s had a lot of success over the last couple of years with guards my size like Herbert Jones and Brandon Miller“Parker said of Oates’ offer. “He told me he would give me the tools to take me to the next level.”

What will Parker bring to Tuscaloosa in his own eyes?

“I think I will bring offensive ability and defensive presence to the team with a winning spirit to match the winning atmosphere they already have,” he said.

Parker is Alabama’s fourth commitment to join the class of 2023. Sam Walters, Muhamed Diubat and R.J. Johnson.

Alabama is now tied with Xavier for 12th overall in the country.


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