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Jordan Tucker

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Jordan Tucker
Personal information
Born (1998-04-03) April 3, 1998 (age 23)
White Plains, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school
  • White Plains
    (White Plains, New York)
  • Archbishop Stepinac
    (White Plains, New York)
  • Wheeler
    (Marietta, Georgia)
College
  • Duke (2017)
  • Butler (2018–2020)
PositionSmall forward

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Jordan Lewis Tucker (born April 3, 1998) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and the Butler Bulldogs. Listed at 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and 220 pounds (100 kg), he plays the small forward position.

Early life and high school career[edit]

He was born in White Plains, New York to Lewis Tucker and Lori Land. Tucker's father played basketball at Tuskegee University, he was once president of hip hop artist Diddy’s Sean Combs Enterprises, and was also an executive at Uptown Records and Universal Music Group. Diddy’s son, Christian Combs, and Jordan were born a day apart and grew up together.

His dad then became a sports agent representing NBA players such as Ben Gordon, C. J. Miles, Charlie Villanueva and Daniel Gibson. In that pediod Jordan met superstars like Michael Jordan and LeBron James[1][2].

Dwight “Heavy D” Myers, an influential hip hop artist and the former president of Uptown Records, was his Godfather.[3]

Jordan’s mother, Jolie Jordan, runs a boutique business in New York[4]. Jolie is also the mother of Skylar (born October 1, 2013[5]) She got married in 2018[6] with Esteban Lastra, they have a daughter named Isabella Jolie, born in 2017[7].

Tucker played as a freshman at White Plains High School, before transferring to Archbishop Stepinac, where he averaged 15.6 points as a sophomore and 17.8 as a junior. Tucker’s father relocated to Atlanta in 2016, so Jordan transferred to Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia.

Recruiting[edit]

Tucker was ranked the No. 42 overall and No. 8 among small forwards in the class of 2017 by ESPN.[8] On May 13, 2017, Tucker committed to playing college basketball for Duke over Syracuse.[9]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Tucker
SF
White Plains, NY Wheeler (GA) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) May 13, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 72  247Sports: 55  ESPN: 42
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Duke 2017 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  • "2017 Duke Bruins Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.

College career[edit]

Tucker signed with Duke University on May 13, 2017[10] but stayed only one semester and played two games before deciding to leave.[11]

He then transferred to Butler University on January 14, 2018[12]

Following the season, he declared for the 2020 NBA draft but did not initially hire an agent. On May 22, 2020, Tucker decided to remain in the draft, forfeiting his remaining year of collegiate eligibility.[13]

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
2017–18 Duke 2 0 7.0 .500 .500 .500 .5 .0 .0 .0 3.0
2018–19 Butler 24 9 22.2 .358 .370 .826 4.1 .8 .5 .1 9.7
2019–20 Butler 30 5 22.7 .357 .357 .791 3.8 .7 .3 .2 8.9
Career 56 14 21.9 .359 .364 .800 3.8 .7 .3 .1 9.0

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