4-star small forward Jordan Tucker has committed to Duke for the 2017 season. Tucker is a consensus Top 100 recruit and has the shooting and versatility that can help fill the holes vacated by Jason Tatum, Frank Jackson, and Luke Kennard.
With the drama surrounding Bamba, Bowen, and others, Jordan Tucker has gone under the radar in this spring recruiting period. In case you were unfamiliar with Tucker’s story here is a recap of the drama. The 6’8″ versatile forward was leaning towards committing to Indiana before Coach Tom Crean was fired. Tucker then toyed with Oregon, Villanova, and Georgia Tech. The first school to offer him, Syracuse, has been constantly recruiting Tucker throughout his high school career even with his family moving from New York to Georgia. Syracuse was considered the favorite for most of the spring until Kevin Knox surprised the country and committed to Kentucky instead of Duke. With the open scholarship that was offered to Knox, Coach K and Duke then turned their focus on Tucker. After an official visit, Tucker decided that Duke was the best situation for him and committed this afternoon. Take a deep breath because it was a roller coaster recruitment for Tucker.
Tucker is very tall and skinny with his 6’8 220 pound frame but he is one of the best shooters in the 2017 recruiting class. He will immediately add shooting and versatility to a new look Duke team that will look to recover from the disappointing finish to last season. Duke may have lost out on Kevin Knox but they won an incredible consolation prize in Jordan Tucker.