Tucker earned honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors and was one of five players named to the Big 12 All-Freshman squad last season. He led the team in rebounding (6.8 rpg) and double-doubles (seven) and ranked second on the squad in scoring (10.4 ppg) and field goal percentage (.547). Tucker also earned four Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors, the most by any UT freshman since the inception of the league.
The 2005 Award ceremony will held at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on April 9.
Note: Guard Edgar Moreno has decided to leave the men's basketball team, head coach Rick Barnes announced Friday.
Moreno has been granted an unconditional release from his scholarship.
"Edgar has a great desire to earn more playing time in the immediate future, and he will have a better opportunity to make that happen at another school," Barnes said. "We wish Edgar nothing but success as he moves forward."
Moreno came to Texas prior to his junior season after spending two years at Lon Morris Junior College. He will have one year of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Moreno played in all 33 games for the Longhorns last season as Paulino's primary backup. Moreno led the team in field goal percentage (.554) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.89) and ranked second in assists (81). He posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists without a turnover in the home victory against Sam Houston State (Nov. 24).