After months of contemplating on my college decision, I've chose to continue my basketball career with Coach Jordan at Rutgers University ⚫️— Kwe Parker (@iJump_tooMuch) August 23, 2015
Kwe Parker's commitment to Rutgers yesterday set the twitter universe on fire! And here at OTB we are still celebrating!! Time to review what the analysts had to say as well as fans of Kwe and Rutgers basketball.
One more key Parker note, per his AAU coach: Hit it off w/Corey Sanders during 2014 Jordan Brand dunk contest. That factored into his choice— Jerry Carino (@NJHoopsHaven) August 23, 2015
With commitments of Deshawn Freeman and now Kwe Parker, Rutgers recruiting has exploded since the season ended. Kudos to Jordan & staff.— Jerry Carino (@NJHoopsHaven) August 23, 2015
Jerry Carino provides great coverage of Rutgers basketball and I was happy to see he pointed out the recent recruiting accomplishments of Eddie Jordan and staff. It is truly remarkable that this program has been able to bring in Freeman and now Parker while currently on a 15 game losing streak. Imagine if we finish with a winning record this season, there is no telling what Jordan and staff could do. Corey Sanders being a key to Kwe's recruitment is no surprise.
AAU coach compares Rutgers-bound Kwe Parker to Russ Smith, says he's a better defender/3-pt shooter than people know http://t.co/M8Yi5nXaIB— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) August 23, 2015
Just talked to Karolina Diamonds coach Kevin Graves who said Rutgers is getting a better defender &3-pt shooter in Kwe Parker than most know— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) August 23, 2015
Adam Zagoria had some positive quotes from Kwe's AAU coach in the article. The Russ Smith comparison, regarding the former Louisville great, is a fun one to think about as he led them to a national championship.
Corey Sanders, Deshawn Freeman and Kwe Parker. Eddie Jordan has been quietly doing some nice things. #rhoops— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) August 23, 2015
Zach Braziller is a basketball writer for the NY Post so it was nice to see the acknowledgement of Eddie's big score. We need the New York papers writing about Rutgers basketball in a positive way, every little bit helps on the recruiting trail. We have several battles against St. John's brewing.
BREAKING: 2016 guard Kwe Parker has committed to Rutgers, source told @CBSSports. Top-100 player. Big get for Eddie Jordan.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 23, 2015
Kwe Parker to Rutgers. That is a massive get for Eddie Jordan. I can't believe I just typed that.— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) August 23, 2015
You did Josh and it was a massive get indeed!!
ESPN 100 guard Kwe Parker announces for Rutgers. Unbelievable athlete. https://t.co/Uc3jt20zDf— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) August 23, 2015
We already knew that Jeff. Now it's time for all of the Big Ten to discover Kwe Parker, the basketball player who is a great athlete!
My Scout's Take on Kwe Parker to Rutgers is on the way. Think young Dee Brown as a comparison. @ESPNRNHoops— Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin) August 23, 2015
ESPN's Reggie Rankin had a full breakdown on the Insider page. He was nice enough to let everyone know about his comparison of Kwe to former NBA first round pick, slam dunk champion and 12 year veteran Dee Brown. Dave White is nodding his head in approval.
@aaron_breitman I'm assuming this is in relation to the Kwe Parker post? Not dismissing the RU program, just don't think they'll get Kwe.— Chris Godfrey (@DaWordOfGodfrey) July 29, 2015
@aaron_breitman FSU seems like the destination. Wake is very much in the mix. Kwe won't waste an official on a school that's up the street.— Chris Godfrey (@DaWordOfGodfrey) July 30, 2015
@DaWordOfGodfrey true but taking an official to Rutgers shows there is legitimate interest from Kwe. He also took an unofficial last fall.— Aaron Breitman (@aaron_breitman) July 30, 2015
@DaWordOfGodfrey agreed but paired with Corey Sanders strong back court it would be! Plus his commitment would be great start to 2016 class.— Aaron Breitman (@aaron_breitman) July 30, 2015
Kwe Parker committing to Rutgers is a huge surprise. I dismissed the Scarlet Knights when Parker named them a finalist. Shows what I know.— Chris Godfrey (@DaWordOfGodfrey) August 23, 2015
Back in late July, Chris Godfrey published an article on Busting Brackets.com about Kwe Parker's recruitment. He gave Rutgers no chance in the article and I sent him the tweet above. A conversation ensued and Chris being a class act, admitted defeat yesterday. He is a good college basketball writer and I recommend to follow him on twitter!
@JPPelzman Its not Kwe Parker.— Dave White (@Dave_White) August 23, 2015
Our own Dave White not allowing St. John's to steal our glorious thunder, after they received a commitment from 4-star forward Kassoum Yakwe yesterday.
Been saying Trust the process & Keep the Faith. ⚫️ We are on a climb right now, get on the bandwagon a sap! R U Rah Rah— Vinny Vetrone™ (@vinnyvetrone) August 23, 2015
Rutgers assistant coach Greg "Shoes" Vetrone's son and vocal RU supporter, Vinnie Vetrone celebrated with these tweets yesterday!
Phi Slamma Jamma Part 2: RU??!! Dunking sensation Kwe Parker commits to Rutgers hoops http://t.co/jeWOWhvuTk— AreYouNUTS (@RUPartyGuy) August 24, 2015
Keep these tremendous comparisons coming. It is time to start drumming up some nicknames for this backcourt next season.
Bonjour. Kwe Parker à Rutgers. Si Sanders ne fait pas de one and done Rutgers en 2016 c'est showtime all week long.— #LaceUp (@Julien_Korver26) August 24, 2015
"Kwe Parker Is The BEST Dunker In High School!" Petit HL du gamin, classé 89e de la promo 2016. https://t.co/blQouMfr6f.— NCAA France (@NCAAFrance) August 24, 2015
Du coup, si Sanders ne fait pas de "one and done", on se retrouve avec lui et Kwe Parker à Rutgers en 2016... WOKE. #SCTop10AllWeek— NCAA France (@NCAAFrance) August 24, 2015
The Kwe Parker commitment news went International as a slew of tweets surfaced from France. Pardon my lack of knowledge regarding the french language and the fact that the view translation did not work, but I think they are saying this is a good thing! And something about Corey Sanders together with Kwe will form a great tandem as long as he doesn't leave after one season. Settle down France and let us enjoy this for one day before worrying about that.
Rutgers got a gem in @iJump_tooMuch Kwe Parker— Daniel (@DanielDP32) August 24, 2015
@iJump_tooMuch Congrats boy. Go show the college world not to sleep on the bounce of kwe Parker— Andrew Moebius (@andrewmoebius4) August 24, 2015
Corey sanders and Kwe Parker on the same team— Akin (@AK_54_) August 24, 2015
Rutgers gonna have all the bounce next year with kwe Parker and Corey— DreamChaser (@Darryl_TRILL) August 24, 2015
The standard praise from fans of Kwe Parker, the Corey Sanders-Parker anticipated dynamic duo, and expectations for a national championship. No pressure Kwe!!! The picture of Kwe's arm a foot above the rim is tremendous!
First Corey Sanders, now Kwe Parker. Maybe Eddie Jordan can make Rutgers successful in the Big Ten after all https://t.co/dTvRMhaeb0— Marlo Stanfield (@Ounce2DaBounce) August 23, 2015
COREY SANDERS AND KWE PARKER??? BUY RUTGERS SEASON TICKETS NOW THEY GUNNA PUT ON A SHOW— fuzzy head (@milesfranklynn) August 24, 2015
Kwe Parker is going to Rutgers? Wtf is the world coming to?— Nate James Dantonio (@FortuNateShev) August 24, 2015
To quote Ron Burgundy, "boy, that escalated quickly". Acknowledging that maybe Eddie knows what he is doing to tickets selling out is crazy in its own right around these parts. Then we head towards questioning how messed up the world is to the backcourt of Corey and Kwe producing bodies? As in dead? Because they will massacre opponents? Ok, point taken, who am I to disagree.
@ScottyZ_RU I can't wait until Belichick drafts Kwe Parker in 3 years— Rusney WrapKilos (@ColeyMick) August 24, 2015
Football season is about to kickoff so we will end with two football related Kwe tweets. I believe that Belichick has someone search the internet for any mention of his name, which could lead him to actually start scouting Kwe. As for Flood, I doubt he agrees! RU rah rah!!
Kwe Parker, Top 100 Shooting Guard, Commits to Rutgers http://t.co/VAWuwy0Hhu— On the Banks (@OTB_SBNation) August 23, 2015