Team NJABC Forward Impressive This Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan details the individual game of Markese Tucker ...

Markese Tucker, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward from Trenton Catholic Academy in Trenton, New Jersey, had an impressive summer for head coach Matt Paul of NJABC.

Tucker, who helped NJABC go deep into the 16 and under playoffs at the Super Showcase in Disney World (in late July), is a valuable player to any team because he does a great deal of the dirty work.

He is certainly appreciated by low to mid level college programs who are keeping their eyes pinned to the 2010 prospect's progress.

Among the schools showing early interest in his skill level: Robert Morris, Iona, Rider, Canisius, and St. Francis (PA).

"(He's) an undersized forward who has intrigued the Villanova and Rutgers coaching staffs because of his ferociousness -- rebounding on both ends, tip dunks, attacking the rim, burying mid-range jumpers," said NJABC head coach Matt Paul.

Whether Tucker lands offers from high division one program remains unanswered at this time. But he has the ability to certainly be an impact player for a low division one program.

"When he has it going, his potential is scary, and he sometimes dominates games by snaring every rebound and attacking the rim," said Paul.

Paul added: "One issue for Markese is that he is 6'5" and plays power forward. Would be dominating player in the NEC or MAAC, but could end up in Atlantic 10 or Conference USA."


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