The commitments continue to roll in for Ohio State University. With three five-star prospects and one four-star prospect already in the 2006 fold, including the No. 1 ranked player Greg Oden, Ohio State is set to receive an official commitment on Monday from Jamil Tucker, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound combo forward from Gary West (Ind.) High School.
"Everybody knows about Ohio State being at the top of my list," said Tucker, the No. 45 ranked player in the Rivals150. That is what everybody is going on right now, but I haven't committed yet to Ohio State. If I decided today, it would be them. When I get back from camp, I'm going to call the schools before I leave for the Peach Jam and make my commitment."
Playing with the Spiece Indy Heat this spring, Tucker has already experienced being on the court with three of his future teammates Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook.
"I had my first chance to play with Greg Oden and Michael Conley this spring and liked it a lot," he said. "I would really like to play with them.
"I also was able to see the Ohio State campus and really liked the size of it. I don't want to go to a small school, and l like the big campus."
A long and smooth shooter from the wing, Tucker is steadily progressing in other aspect of the game. He is doing a better job taking his offensive action towards the basket and seeking out rebounds.
"Playing with guys like these at this camp, you can't help but get better," he said. "I'm just trying to work on different aspects of my game. I know I can shoot the ball from outside, so instead of shooting a lot, I'm working on driving the ball and getting down to the boards."