Tucker Heats Up For Playoffs

PJ Tucker opens up the state playoffs on Feb. 26 against Leesville Road. The warrior forward is coming off a game in which he was simply dominant.

Tucker Consistently Hammered Opponents This Year

Raleigh Enloe forward Anthony Tucker enters the state playoffs having scored 44 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in leading Enloe to the conference championship last week.

"We need all of our guys to step up [in the playoffs] and he's really doing it," Enloe coach Tommy Moore said. "I think he just brings it everyday. He works hard and has a terrific attitude."

Tucker isn't the biggest power forward or the swiftest small forward. He's simply a guy who gets things done. You pick up the paper and its 25 and 12 seemingly every time he goes out there.

"I think a lot of aspects about his game are better," Moore said. Some schools wondered early if his size would hurt him but you can expect Texas to start him inside and let him do his thing facing up as his game develops. Moore said his shot is improving and he's handling the ball better. Regardless, Tucker is a kid who knows how to play tough and strong against bigger guys and doesn't back down.

He was held to under 10 points and less than 10 rebounds probably just once this year and that came against powerful Montrose Christian.

It'll be quite interesting to see how far one of the elite seniors in North Carolina can carry his team.

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