Tucker Is Big 12 Bound

Anthony Tucker, an all-state performer from Enloe High in Raleigh, is on the move. We told you on Friday that Texas was pushing for a commitment and the forward obliged.

"Horns Hook N.C. Prospect

Rick Barnes knows North Carolina high school basketball. So does his assistant Frank Haith. Both are North Carolina natives and both enjoy coming into the state to recruit. On Sunday, they snagged a prospect from Raleigh.

Anthony Tucker took his official visit to Texas this weekend and wasn't able to leave the campus without offering up a commitment.

"We're going to miss him but he's going where its good for him," Aleshia Tucker, Anthony's mom said. "It's beautiful. Everything is right there. The campus is downtown. We loved it."

Tucker is a bruiser who simply makes plays. In a period where college coaches are slow to designate positions to players, Tucker fits right in. He's a warrior. He'll battle hard for rebounds, guard bigger guys and get his work done in the paint.

Scholarships were tight for the local ACC area schools this year. Tucker was liked by all of the schools but none offered. That's OK. The last Enloe player to not receive a local ACC offer was Chris Wilcox and he did alright for himself.

Obviously, the Tucker family is more than thrilled with the decision. "Rick Barnes is the greatest. I love him to death. He's the greatest. He's a good person."


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