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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tony Parker is homesick, seems eager to leave UCLA

tony-parker-uclaTony Parker was part of the incoming class of freshmen that were supposed to lead UCLA to instant success. While the 9-3 Bruins have had moderate success, Parker has started out his career looking like a bust.

The 6-foot-9 big man from Atlanta has only averaged 3.3 points in 8.6 minutes per game this season. Over the holidays, he began showing signs of his unhappiness in Westwood.

Parker sent a cryptic tweet that made it seem like he regretted going to UCLA:

Then he sent this message on Christmas:

And then this one:

We don’t know what days Parker was counting down to, but it certainly seems like something related to leaving UCLA.

According to the Los Angeles Times’ Diane Pucin, Parker said after practice Thursday that he planned on playing out the season with UCLA, but he made no promises about next season. He also reportedly did not regret his tweets.

“Not at all,” Parker said, per Pucin. “I was homesick. Those were my feelings.”

It sure sounds like Parker will be the next prominent athlete to leave coach Ben Howland’s program unless things change.

H/T The Dagger

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