Big 12 All-Freshman Team (04), Honorable Mention All-Big 12 – coaches
(04), AP Second Team All-American (06), USBWA Second Team All-American
(06), All-Big 12 First Team (06), All-Big 12 Player of the Year (06).
A ferocious, physically intimidating but undersized power forward.
Very intense and
physical. Great rebounder and jumper. Can score easily in the post
despite his lack of height. Great free throw shooter. Great scorer –
has been a big time scorer all 3 years in a big time conference. Has
improved his dribbling and face up ability.
No outside shot
whatsoever – has taken 4 three pointers his whole career, hitting 2 of
them. Definitely too small to play post in the NBA, yet he can’t shoot
good enough to play the 3 spot. Averages more turnovers than assists.
Only played 17 games his sophomore year due to academic ineligibility,
so he isn’t as experienced as other juniors.
Projected 2006 Draft
second round pick.
Tucker could go
down as another in a long line of great NCAA players whose game (or
physical size) don’t carry over well to the NBA. Tucker is expected to
return to Texas for his senior season, and if he can develop a three
point shot he could stick around a few years in the NBA. If not, it is
off to Europe for him, where he should still make a decent living.
NBA Mock Draft Position
Six-Star Ranking System
= Superstar/All-NBA Potential
= Potential NBA All-Star
= Consistent NBA Starter
= 6th Man/Fringe Starter
= Career Reserve
= Fringe NBA
0 stars = Life in the Minor