With more and more of a reliance on the three point shot in college basketball guys like Jordan Tucker are in even more demand than ever. One of the best shooters in class, Tucker has performed well this spring for the New York Rens, and continues to see his recruitment expand.
“I am working on doing more with the ball,” said Tucker of his spring. “I am trying to attack the rim more, and just trying to play hard all the time.”
On the recruiting trail schools such as St. John’s, Villanova, Syracuse, Arizona, Maryland, Indiana, Louisville, Duke, Providence, and Oklahoma have all been involved recruiting Tucker.
“The schools talking to me the most would be Indiana, Maryland, Syracuse, Arizona, Villanova, and schools like that,” said Tucker. “Louisville and Duke are also starting to get in the mix.”
This June Tucker says he hopes to make a pair of unofficial visits.
“I know I am taking a Maryland and Villanova visit in June,” he explained.
About Maryland, Tucker said, “I have a pretty good relationship with them. Coach Bino (Ranson) has been recruiting me for about a year. He is a real cool dude, and Coach (Mark) Turgeon seems like a good guy as well.”
Tucker continued about the Terrapins, “I haven’t really seen them a ton, but when I go on my visit I am looking forward to talking with Coach Turgeon and seeing how I would fit into their system.”
When it comes to Villanova, Tucker said, “I am a shooter so I like what Coach (Jay) Wright does with the team to get shooters open and letting them get open shots, and letting them create.”
Another school that Tucker is very familiar with is Syracuse. Growing up in New York the Orange have always been a big deal for Tucker, and he is building a strong relationship with the coaches.
“I am a New York kid so that is like a dream school,” said Tucker of Syracuse. “Being there is just crazy and it is a great experience, and I like the coaching staff a lot.”
Two other schools that have had success recruiting the New York area are Arizona and Indiana.
About Arizona, Tucker said, “I haven’t gotten out there or spoken to Sean Miller too much, but I have talked to Coach Book (Richardson) all the time. I am hoping to make a visit out there for sure so I can see the campus and get to build a better relationship with the entire staff.”
When it comes to the Hoosiers, Tucker said, “Tom Crean does a great job with player development. I feel like he does a good job of getting his players better and preparing them for the next level.”
Look for Tucker to play things out through July before cutting down his list and ultimately making a final decision.