Two visits left for Jordan Tucker

Wheeler High School (GA) 2017 wing Jordan Tucker is nearing the finish line in his recruitment. After receiving over 30 offers, Jordan has narrowed his list. spoke with his dad Lou about where things are now with his recruitment.

Jordan’s mom and dad have looked at all the schools that offered and they have narrowed the list to four schools. “I take an active role in his recruitment. I want to make sure the coaches aren’t just telling us what we want to hear.”  The final four schools for Jordan are Georgia Tech, Indiana, Oregon, and Villanova. “Georgia Tech started late but that isn’t something that Jordan and I are worried about. Coach (Josh) Pastner is the type of coach we love being around.”

Lou gave us a brief rundown of what they see from each of the four schools.

Villanova – “They have won a national championship and Coach (Jay) Wright is a team first type coach. He stresses team before the player. They run an excellent program.”

Indiana – “Coach (Tom) Crean runs a very good offense at Indiana. He has good flow to his offense and works well with his players. We are impressed with their strength and conditioning coach.”

Oregon – “Their offense gets up and down the court and they are well coached.”

Georgia Tech – “Georgia Tech is right there because of Coach Pastner. He showed us he has great ability as a coach. This year he coached the players past what everybody said they would do. They have a fast paced offense and Jordan would excel in that offense.

Indiana and Villanova have already received official visits from Tucker. “What we are going to do is visit Oregon and then go over to Georgia Tech to learn more about their basketball program and the school itself.” Look for a mid-April decision from Tucker. Jordan will then enroll in school this summer to get a start on his college career.

Will Jordan stay all four years at the school he chooses or is there a possibility that he may leave early? “The only way Jordan will leave early is if we are told that he will definitely go in the first round.” With the way the rules are now, Louis knows that Jordan can test the waters. If they don’t hear what they want to hear Jordan will stay in school.

The school that Jordan chooses will be getting a shooter who can score. “He is versatile enough to play anywhere on the court.” Jordan is being recruited as a small forward. “He has the ability to make everyone around him better. He wants his teammates to be at their best.”  

Louis let us know that none of the schools on Jordan’s final four stand out more than the others. “They are all the same at this point.” When Jordan is ready to make his decision, ESPN will be the vehicle for announcing his choice. Top Stories