Darquavis Tucker Taking His Time

<p>Saginaw (MI) Arthur Hill forward <strong>Darquavis Tucker</strong> exploded during his sophomore campaign, averaging 28 points and 14 rebounds per game. Now schools from across the country are starting to take notice. The high-flying wing recently sat down with GoBlueWolverine to talk about the schools he is considering at this early point in his recruitment and what will be the most significant factors in his choice.</p>

How did your season go last year?

"It went well, but we lost (77-73 to Saginaw High in the playoffs). They were a bigger team then we were. They were more aggressive and we slacked up. Next year it is going to be a different story though."

How about individually?

"I did well. I didn't think I was going to come out and average 28. I thought my brother (Ed) was going to be playing and I was going to follow him. But I did well."

What schools are coming after you the hardest right now?

"Mainly it's Michigan State and Syracuse. Syracuse already offered and Michigan State offered. I like those two, Michigan, Georgia Tech, and Florida."

Did you grow up liking a particular school?

"I like Duke, but I don't think they know me like that. This summer it's going to be different."

What if Coach K. started to show you a little attention?

"That would be great! Then I might think about going there."

Have you formed a top list of schools yet?

"I'm still trying to. It's not that many schools on me right now though. I'm still trying to come up. Not that many people know me or know where I'm from."

Have you been on any unofficial visits to any schools?

"Michigan State. That's it. I'm going to Georgia Tech this summer."

Do you have interest in Michigan?

"Yeah, a lot. They need some help. They are a good team, but they need a point guard to lead them. Tory might go there. That would be a good thing. I like playing with him. He'll look for you."

Will distance from home be a factor for you?

"Oh nooo! I like being away from home. It's a small town and there isn't much to do."

Some folks have said that you really want to make the jump to the NBA right out of college. Any truth to that rumor?

"(Laughing). Nah, but if the opportunity is there, I'm going to go for it."

Do you have a timetable for your decision?

"I'm going to wait until my senior year. I've got to weigh my options. I don't want to make an early decision and then some other school comes in that makes me say 'I want to go there.' I'm going to wait until my senior year."

What are going to be the most significant factors in your choice?

"Playing style and starting position. I don't want to just go to college my first year and sit on the bench. Wherever I can get the opportunity to start or be a sixth man…that's cool with me."

For more on Darquavis Tucker at the "Real Deal on the Hill" tourney, click here.

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