June 2, 2007
Tucker commits to Big Ten school
Minnetonka (MN) shooting guard Anthony Tucker entered the spring looking to become a high major player with his play and he succeeded in doing that after an offer came from a Big Ten school during a visit. Averaging 17.6 points per game last year and 23 a game in the final ten contests, Tucker was a Cole Aldrich performance away from taking his team to state.
A button clicked this past winter in Anthony Tucker and things have looked up ever sense. He was having a good junior year but had not yet played at the highest of his capabilities like many thought he was capable of. Then with a 26-point performance against eventual state runner-up Armstrong and Illinois State commit Alex Rubin in a 12-point win, Tucker began the climb from a mid-major prospect to a high major player.
In a slowed down affair, Tucker hit big shots and scored 20 points as Minnetonka beat undefeated and heavily favored Hopkins (who was led by Minnesota commit Blake Hoffarber) in the sectional semi-finals 55-53.
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