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He will be the second transfer on head coach LaVall Jordan’s roster in addition to Paul Jorgensen, who transferred from George Washington after the 2015-16 season. Tucker could be eligible to play in the second semester of next season as a sophomore.
Here are ten things you need to know about Butler’s latest addition.
- Tucker was in Hinkle Fieldhouse for an official visit during the Butler-Marquette game on Jan. 12 after Duke released a press release announcing his plans to transfer. Tucker also considered committing to Georgetown, according to reports.
- The 6-foot-7 forward appeared in just two games for the Blue Devils, playing 14 total minutes and scoring six points.
- Currently a freshman, he was ranked No. 40 overall and No. 8 among small forwards by ESPN in 2017. He was No. 68th according to Rivals, while 247 Sports listed Tucker at No. 82.
- Tucker was a former Syracuse target but committed to Duke last May to join the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class according to ESPN.
- In high school, he received offers from schools including Villanova, Georgetown, Indiana, Arizona and Louisville, according to 247 Sports.
- As a high school junior, he averaged 17.8 points per game at Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, New York.
- Tucker played his senior season at Wheeler High School after the family moved to Georgia.
- At Wheeler, he contributed to a team record of 22-6 and a No. 8 ranking in the state.
- In 2017, Tucker partook in the high school 3-point championship during the Final Four in Phoenix.
- The 19-year-old transfer was born in New York to Lewis Tucker and Lori Land. He has a sister named Skylar.