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Default BU recruit- class of 2013- Michael Tucker

Bradley is recruiting Michael Tucker, a 6'6" forward from Covington, Georgia, Alcovy High School. He is a wing forward, who averaged 12.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg last year as a junior. He was a good shooting guard, and even played some point guard, until a growth spurt turned him into a forward for his team. He still has a nice outside touch.

Rivals said this about him after an AAU event last spring-
Mike Tucker (Southern Select): Tucker is another surprise prospect from Southern Select. The 6'6 forward made his mark on a Saturday morning game against the Upward Stars by making several 3-pointers and playing tough inside to help lead an unsuccessful comeback attempt.

He has played AAU ball with Southern Select, and is playing this season at Quality Education Academy in North Carolina.
He has had interest from Georgia and VCU.
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketb...-Tucker-140017

There is not much more information available about him. He helped lead Alcovy HS into last year's Georgia state tournament. Here are a couple articles that briefly mention him.
http://www.covnews.com/archives/26692/

http://www.thepostsearchlight.com/20...-in-2nd-round/
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What I seem to able to gather from those links is that he's an under-the-rader forward with no offers presently - how does he differ from Sean O'Brien, Carter Evans, Ndahiro and others we were recruiting?
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There isn't much info available on him. The coaches must like him, as I hear he is visiting this weekend.
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What I seem to able to gather from those links is that he's an under-the-rader forward with no offers presently - how does he differ from Sean O'Brien, Carter Evans, Ndahiro and others we were recruiting?
He's gotten looks from Murray State, Georia and VCU... He can't be that bad. Both he and his teammate Justin Wallace are getting some looks from high majors and are similar players that take away from each others stats. Hopefully, the fact that we are in early gives us a good shot at him if Geno likes him.

He was a top 95 player in Georgia as a sophomore --
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2013 65 SG Michael Tucker Alcovy HS (GA): Good perimeter player who makes a difference on the floor, can stroke it from deep, shot the ball well coming off screens. Needs to continue to improve on ball handling skills
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Michael Tucker is on Bradley's campus, he's looked good on the court, and is having a great visit.
It would be great to hear news of another commitment soon.
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Michael Tucker is on Bradley's campus, he's looked good on the court, and is having a great visit.
It would be great to hear news of another commitment soon.
I'm kind of hoping you're telegraphing something here Da Coach... PM me if you are.
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One recruiting service (ESPN) reports that Mike Tucker received an official scholarship offer from Bradley on Saturday (10/20/12)-
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/ba...72/mike-tucker
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One recruiting service (ESPN) reports that Mike Tucker received an official scholarship offer from Bradley on Saturday (10/20/12)-
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/ba...72/mike-tucker
Has he now transferred to the Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem? The same school where Anthony Fields came from? This could help in our chances to get him since it appears we may now have a "relationship" of sorts with their coach. I'm hoping we hear something good on this kid by weeks end.
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Has he now transferred to the Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem? The same school where Anthony Fields came from? This could help in our chances to get him since it appears we may now have a "relationship" of sorts with their coach. I'm hoping we hear something good on this kid by weeks end.
I thought Fields came from Wake Forest? Yes, he played high school/prep ball at Quality Education Academy before he went to Wake, but that would have been before Bradley even hired Geno. It's unlikely our coaches would have ever talked to any of his coaches at QEA, since we were not involved with Fields at all when he was there.

And usually when a kid transfers to one of those top-level east coast prep schools, his recruiting picks up tremendously. Hundreds of schools recruit those prep schools like QEA. And he'll have a team full of other D1 prospects, and be playing against numerous other D1 prospects, so he'll get seen even by recruiters who are there to see other kids on his team, and the teams QEA will be playing against. IMO, if we don't sign him in this coming early signing period, our chances drop significantly.
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I thought Fields came from Wake Forest? Yes, he played high school/prep ball at Quality Education Academy before he went to Wake, but that would have been before Bradley even hired Geno. It's unlikely our coaches would have ever talked to any of his coaches at QEA, since we were not involved with Fields at all when he was there....
Fields played in the Peoria area in 2010 while playing for QEA - at the Washington, IL TOC -

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Fields played in the Peoria area in 2010 while playing for QEA - at the Washington, IL TOC -

http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread...168#post255168
My understanding was that Fields went to his QEA coach for counsel before leaving Wake and was "delivered" to Geno and BU. I believe there is a connection with BU's staff and the QEA coach. We also had another QEA kid give us a look (can't recall his name at the moment).
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you have a good memory - Bradley is currently recruiting one of the QEA players, Harold Givens
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Is MT as good as RA?
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Is MT as good as RA?
We probably won't know that answer for a few months SFP. Bradley got Abell before he blew up his senior season. It's yet to be determined if:

1) Bradley will get Tucker, and
2) If Tucker blows up like Abell did.
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Tucker commits to BU...

https://twitter.com/bradleyhoops/sta...04398889852928
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Michael Tucker commits to BU
http://www.pjstar.com/bradleyhoops/x...ic-wing-Tucker
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Yes!
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And thats two before Halloween! Thanks Geno
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What's the upside of Tucker? We can now concentrate on getting a banger a big or a pure shooter. IMO you never have enough shooters in college basketball.
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What's the upside of Tucker? We can now concentrate on getting a banger a big or a pure shooter. IMO you never have enough shooters in college basketball.
The upside is he was a guard a short time ago that could not only shoot but handle the ball well, from everything I hear he could play the 1,2 and 3 positions, we now have 3 pure shooters for 2013 2014 with great size and length, we now need a nother center and forward.
With Fields and Grier sitting out and the 2 new recruits added we have put together a great start for the future of BU basketball, I fully expect coach Coleman to find us more great recruits, future is looking so much better now then it has in awhile.
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