Anthony Tucker Commits to Iowa

Anthony Tucker, a 6-foot-4 junior shooting guard from Minnetonka (MN) High who had attracted the attention of several top programs, including Minnesota, has committed to Iowa. Tucker led the Skippers to an 18-10 mark this season as they advanced to the finals of Section 2, Class AAAA.

Anthony Tucker, who is one of the top players in the state for the Class of 2008, was named second-team All-State by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He is the second commit for Iowa, joining Matt Gatens of Iowa City.

Minnesota offered Tucker a scholarship last year, only to rescind the offer the next day. New Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith and his staff watched Tucker play for 43 Hoops at the recent Kingwood Classic and Tucker visited the campus but did not receive an offer.

Tucker was the leading scorer for 43 Hoops, which won the 16-and-under title at the Hoosier Shootout in July.

Tucker averaged 17.6 points per game last year and scored in double figures in all but two games. The Skippers knocked off two-time defending champion Hopkins in the section semifinals before losing to Bloomington Jefferson and Kansas signee Cole Aldrich.

Minnetonka figures to be one of the top teams in the state as they will also return fellow three-year players C.J. Erickson and Andy Burns, along with fellow juniors Andrew Latzke and Tyler Schilling and are expected to add De LaSalle transfer Cedric McBounds.

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