2003 Spotlight: Anthony "PJ" Tucker

Raleigh (NC) Enloe is 16-5 and undefeated in their league. The reason for their success rests squarely on the shoulders of a junior forward named Anthony "PJ" Tucker. The workhorse is averaging close to 30 a game for coach Tommy Moore.

Interest Mounting In Combo Forward

Anthony Tucker might only be 6-5 but the junior forward gets a whole lot out of his frame. "He's having a great year," Enloe coach Tommy Moore said. In conference play he's averaging about 27 a game. He's had six games where he had 20 or more rebounds."

For his toils, Tucker is starting to hear from a number of schools. "He's getting some interest from interest from some ACC schools and a lot of schools in Conference USA." Moore said Wake Forest, Clemson, East Carolina, St. Louis and Cincinnati have inquired. Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech and NC State write him on occasion. At this point, East Carolina has laid an offer on the table.

Tucker has to continue to work as hard as he does on the hardwood in the classroom. "Academically, he's on the bubble he has to work where he needs to get but he can get there."

Tucker is one of those guys who has the body to play power forward, but not quite the height. "He can do a lot of different things," Moore said. "He's going to be able to play outside on the next level if he needs to. But he's so hard to keep away from the basket because he's a great rebounder. He's a worker."

Tucker may attend the Nike All-American Camp and played last summer with the NC Red Storm.


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