Alabama basketball lands 4-star Florida guard Kris Parker
Alabama basketball landed its fourth member of the 2023 class as Florida guard Kris Parker chose the Crimson Tide over Central Florida, Missouri and Villanova on Friday.
Parker, who is rated as the No. 80 overall player in the nation, is a lengthy 6-foot-8 wing who can really score at will. Hailing from Crossroad Academy in the small town of Quincy, Florida, Parker averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game his senior season where his father, Kenneth Parker, is the head coach.
Parker brings a lot of great intangibles to the table and should fit in perfectly with Alabama’s system. He has a lot of length, above-average athleticism, and can score from all three levels very effectively. He must get stronger so he can finish at the rim more consistently, but there is no doubting his shooting range.
Rivals’ Travis Graf got to chat with Kris, and he had this to say about Alabama:
“Nate Oats has really changed the perspective of Alabama being a football school. They’re now in the conversation of the best teams in college basketball.”
Parker joins a No. 21 ranked 2023 recruiting class that includes 6-foot-8 power forward Sam Walters, 6-foot-7 power forward Mouhamed Dioubate, and 6-foot-3 point guard R.J. Johnson. Four-star guard Davin Cosby reclassified to the 2022 class and will also debut for the Crimson Tide next season.