Tucker enjoyed visit; Puts off decision

Darquavis Tucker is headed back to Michigan Saturday afternoon after making unofficial visits to Louisville and Cincinnati. And while Tucker had a great visit to Louisville, the 6'5 guard/forward from Saginaw, Michigan isn't quite ready to make a college decision. InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Darquavis Tucker is headed back to Michigan after making unofficial visits to Louisville and Cincinnati this week.

According to Greg McMath, who accompanied Tucker on his trip this week, the visit to Louisville was a resounding success.

"It went really well," McMath, who is Tucker's high school coach, told InsideTheVille.com Saturday afternoon. "He really liked the campus and the coaching staff was great. They've got great facilities and a good academic support staff for their players. It really was a good visit."

Heading into the visit, Louisville clearly was in the driver's seat for Tucker's services. And while the 6'5 guard/forward didn't reach a decision during his visit, Rick Pitino's Cardinals appear to be the program to beat for Tucker.

"I know (Darquavis) liked it a lot," McMath said. "Right now, Louisville probably is his favorite. He really enjoyed his visit. They have a great campus and academics. But there's no set time table for him to make a decision."

With Brandon Jenkins departing next season, there appears ample opportunity for Tucker to play right away at Louisville. Apparently, that was one of Pitino's big selling points during Tucker's stay in Louisville.

"(Coach Pitino) talked to him about coming to Louisville," said McMath. "They talked about him coming in next year and playing as a freshman."

After leaving Louisville, Tucker, McMath and AAU teammate Anthony Crater made a quick trip to see Cincinnati and new Bearcat head coach Mick Cronin. Was it just a courtesy visit?

"We just stopped by and spoke to Mick and congratulated him on getting the job since it was so close to (Louisville)," McMath said. "He's been a good friend of mine for a long time."

So what's the next step in the process for Tucker?

"He's going to ABCD next week and to Vegas later this month," McMath said. "He'd like to make a decision no later than August or September. He's still got one or two more places that he wants to visit."

McMath said Tucker also wants to check out Miami and Marquette. And even though a decision could come as late as September, McMath didn't rule out a decision sometime within the next week or so.

"It could happen," McMath responded when asked if a decision might be announced next week at the ABCD Camp. "It wouldn't surprise me if he did, and it wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't. If he did make his decision next week, obviously that would bode well for Louisville."

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