Here is the second of several interviews from the NBAPA Top 100 Camp. [private]
This is Mark Watson reporting from the NBA Top 100 Camp with Mychal Parker sitting beside me. Mychael, talk about your experience so far.
My experience has been really good. I’m real excited to be here because you have to be chosen to be here. I’m excited to play against some of the guys here, many that will make it to the NBA.
A lot of people are wondering what’s going on with your recruitment, can you talk about that?
Maryland, Miami and Virginia are being aggressive. All of them have offered already. N.C. State, Carolina and Virginia Tech have offered except for Carolina.
How would you describe your game to someone that had never seen you play?
I’m a great slasher. I try to be a good leader on the court, being vocal. I’m working on my shot to make it more consistent this season. I’m just working hard. I like to play defense as well.
So, you like to play “D?”
Tell us about Mychal Parker off the court?
Sometime I like to be relaxed, but I will go with my Dad and work out and lift weights. Just chill, man.
With you playing in so many AAU tournaments, how much spare time would you say you had at these events?
Spare time? (smiling) None! So whenever I get a chance, I’m chilling.
You’ve now played in three games – who are some of the toughest players you’ve gone up against thus far?
Michael Gilchrist, Roscoe Smith and Reggie Bullock. I went up against those three. I wanted to go up against the top players and shut them down, I didn’t want them to go off on me.
Back to recruiting, do you have a timeline on when you’ll make a decision?
Next spring, but I’ll cut my list this July.
So, when that list is made that’s it?” Nobody else gets in?
Who will play the biggest role in helping you make the final decison?
Did you learn your basketball skills from him?
Yeah definitely, he taught me everything.
My mom? She was just a girly girl.
A girly girl?
In a perfect world what would happen in the next two years of your life?
For one to be the best I can be on the court and off the court. And two, just make something out of my life.
Mychal Parker, thanks for your time and good luck the rest of the way.
Thank You. [/private]