Kris Parker Chooses Alabama
In a move that will turn heads, Kris Parker, a talented 6-foot-6 small forward out of Quincy (Fla.) Crossroad Academy, has committed to play basketball for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The three-star wing is a top-25 recruit in the 2023 class.
Parker cited Alabama head coach Nate Oats’s unwavering dedication to recruiting him as a major factor in his decision to attend the University of Alabama. He ultimately chose to sign with the Crimson Tide over UCF, Missouri, and Villanova.
Parker possesses a rare combination of size, length, athleticism, and flashes of skill that make him capable of creating his shot, creating for others, and defending multiple positions. The talented prospect will join Sam Walters, Mouhamed Dioubate, and RJ Johnson as the fourth commitment in Alabama’s 2023 class.
Thanks to Parker’s commitment, Alabama now boasts the No. 12 overall class in the country, tied with Xavier, a major coup for the program. Assistant coach Bryan Hodgson is credited as the primary recruiter for Parker.
A Talented New Crop of Players
With Parker’s commitment, Alabama is quickly establishing itself as a program to watch in the coming years. Already secured are signees Sam Walters, Mouhamed Dioubate, and RJ Johnson. Walters and Dioubate are both four-star power forwards ranked in the top 22 at their position nationally, while Johnson is a three-star guard from Huntsville, the top-rated prospect in the state.
Alabama head coach Nate Oats said he values shooting, athleticism, versatility, and feels that they have checked all the boxes with this class.