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Dakarai Tucker

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Dakarai Tucker
No. 14 – Iowa Wolves
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-05-13) May 13, 1994 (age 27)
Gardena, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolJunípero Serra (Gardena, California)
CollegeUtah (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016Salt Lake City Stars
2018–2019Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2021–presentIowa Wolves

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Dakarai Tucker (born May 13, 1994) is an American basketball player for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Utah Utes.

College career[edit]

Tucker came to Utah from Serra High School in Gardena, California. As a freshman, Tucker came off the bench, averaging 11.1 minutes, 3.1 points, and 1.2 rebounds per game. He had season highs of 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. As a sophomore, Tucker started 22 of the 33 games that season, averaging 6.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. Tucker was a Honorable Mention All-Academic Pac-12 selection.[1][2]

As a junior, Tucker started 3 games, averaging 7.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, helping his team reach a record of 26-9, 2nd in the Pac-12. His senior year saw a decline in his minutes, as he went from 20.2 minutes per game as a junior to 18.5 minutes per game. He did not start in a single game, and averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds.[1]

Professional career[edit]

On October 31, 2016, Tucker tried out with the Salt Lake City Stars. After playing one game, he was placed on waivers.[citation needed]

On Apr 4, 2017, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers claimed Tucker, and played the remainder of the postseason with them. On Oct 20, 2018, Tucker returned to the Vipers, and played 49 games, starting in 22 of them[3][4]

In 2019, Tucker played two games on the Phoenix Suns Summer League team.[citation needed]

Cumberland was selected 17th overall in the 2021 NBA G League draft by the Iowa Wolves.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Utah 25 1 11.1 .508 .394 .600 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 3.1
2013–14 Utah 33 22 20.1 .435 .392 .850 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 6.8
2014–15 Utah 31 3 20.2 .437 .360 .818 2.4 0.6 0.4 .0.3 7.2
2015–16 Utah 36 0 18.5 .434 .417 .759 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 5.4
Career 125 26 17.9 .443 .390 .796 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 5.7

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dakarai Tucker College Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  2. "Dakarai Tucker - Men's Basketball". University of Utah Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  3. "Dakarai Tucker G-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  4. "Dakarai Tucker Player Profile, Iowa Wolves, NCAA Stats, G League Stats, International Stats, Events Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  5. "NBA G League 2020-21 Draft Results". NBA G League. Retrieved 2021-04-17.


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