Top-60 2017 forward Jordan Tucker lists main schools, updates visit plans

Top-60 2017 prospect Jordan Tucker talks with Peegs.com about his top group of top schools, one "definite" official and his timeframe for cutting his list.

Top-60 2017 prospect Jordan Tucker said he has a top group of top schools and a time frame for cutting his list.

The four-star 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Archbishop Stepniac High School in N.Y. and the New York Rens AAU program said here at the Fab 48 that he plans to cut his list after this event ends.

He said he knows who are the main schools and said Indiana is one of the schools he’ll see on an official visits.

“Maryland, Syracuse, Arizona, Indiana, Villanova, Miami, USC, those are like my top schools,” Tucker said.

“I’m working to get a Duke offer. After I get that, I’m going to cut my list.”

Tucker, ranked No. 59 nationally by Scout.com in the 2017 class, said his cut down will come this month.

“I’m going to do that after Vegas, I’m going to talk to my dad and set up all my visits,” he said.

Indiana had three coaches at Tucker's game Thursday morning at Bishop Gorman with coach Tom Crean and assistants Chuck Martin and Rob Judson.

Tucker already made an unofficial visit to Indiana.

“I’m definitely taking an official there,” he said. “They’re going to be in my top five. I haven’t scheduled my visits yet, but they’ll definitely be there.”

Tucker is an athletic forward with 3-point range — he made four 3s Wednesday night — and the ability to really grow his game.

“I like the way coach Crean develops his players,” Tucker said. “He’s big on player development. I like the way he pushes his kids.

“You can tell their kids really reach their potential. They get the most out of their potential.

Tucker said he loves the idea of Indiana’s 24-hour basketball-only workout facility, Cook Hall.

“I’m a gym rat, man. I like to get shots up all day every day,” he said.

As for timing of visits, Tucker said they could come in bunches.

“I might just take a whole week and just visit every school. I may hit those West Coast schools (USC and Arizona) while I’m out here,” he said after a game at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.

(SEE ALSO: Indiana had 3 coaches in Vegas to open the third July recruiting period. See who IU watched.)


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