Tucker Picks Big East School

Anytime you land a Top 50 prospect a program is doing well for itself. Darquavis Tucker, one of those type of guys, made his decision Thursday night and pretty soon he could have some company at his new school.

The DePaul Blue Demons are hot and could be getting hotter.

Darquavis Tucker, Scout.com's No. 40 prospect from the Class of 2007, committed to the Blue Demons after strongly looking at Cincinnati, Indiana and Illinois, each of which he visited unofficially.

DePaul hosted him last weekend and once he got onto campus it didn't take long to lock the commitment down.

"The big thing for DePaul –‘all of the schools in the running were in the proximity to home – but Jerry Wainright and Gary DeCesare did a heckuva job," Tucker's AAU coach Will Smith said. "It's an opportunity for him to play with Jabari Currie and Wilson Chandler.

"Playing in the Big East he can play against some of his old teammates. His brother is about an hour and a half away at Highland Junior College. It was just a good fit for the kid.

Last year, Tucker was part of a state championship team and had a stellar junior season. He'll be in the running from Mr. Basketball in Michigan as a senior. His slashing, rugged style will be welcomed in the Big East.

Tucker joins Matija Poscic, a 6-foot-9 forward, in the DePaul recruiting class. Currently the group contains two players but more could be joining soon. There's chatter that the Blue Demons may be on the verge of landing Mac Koshwal, another Top 40 prospect, in the near future. Derrick Rose, Scout.com's No. 2 point guard prospect, is another player being targeted by DePaul. Chicago native Clarence Holloway remains on the hit list.

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