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Jordan Tucker is down to two schools, to decide soon

EMERSON, Ga. -- Jordan Tucker, one of the best available wings in 2017, is down to Duke and Syracuse and is closing in on making his college choice.

Jordan Tucker is down to two Duke and Syracuse and plans to make his college choice within the next three days, he told Scout. 

Tucker, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler, took his final official visit to Duke on Wednesday and Thursday

"It was good," Tucker said about the visit. "He basically said that he needs someone to come in and score the ball. They don’t have a true wing, a two or three. They have Grayson [Allen] and Gary [Trent] and then someone like me that can shoot the ball at 6-7 or 6-8 and give them some versatility. I could play the two, the three or the four."

"He said I could play a lot, as far as minutes go, but being a starter isn’t a guarantee at all," Tucker added. "He said everyone has to come in and work for that."

Duke seriously entered Tucker's recruitment last weekend. Tucker said their honesty with him throughout the process is among the reasons he's still considering the Blue Devils.

"There was always dialogue with them since last summer," Tucker said. "When I released my top 10 I put them in because they always said that I was second behind Kevin Knox. I knew that for a year. They always told me that. That was the only reason I waited. They always said I would be the next guy if Kevin Knox didn’t come. We just didn’t know it would be this late."

Syracuse has been active in Tucker's recruitment since he entered high school and the biggest draw to him with the Orange is their style of play.

"Just the offense," he said when asked what he likes about them. "G-Mac has been recruiting me since I was a freshman. I think their offense is tailor-made for me. As far as the offense, my dad always talked about man to man and zone. They are just one of my favorite schools and I have a relationship with them."

Tucker said he was set to pull the trigger for Syracuse, prior to the call from Duke last weekend.

"I was about to narrow it down to just Syracuse," Tucker said. "Then Duke came in and I wasn’t sure at first, but my visit changed my perspective on everything and it made my decision even harder."

In terms of making a choice, Tucker said he's ready to get it done.

"We are talking about between [Saturday] and Monday."

Tucker is regarded as a four-star prospect on Scout. 

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