One of the more entertaining players to watch in the Class of 2003 is undersized warrior Anthony Tucker from Enloe H.S. in Raleigh, N.C.
Tucker shined while playing with the North Carolina Gaters this past spring and summer. A burly 6-5, 240 pound power forward, Tucker told Rivalshoops.com on Tuesday night that he has planned three official visits in the coming weeks.
Tucker will visit Clemson (Oct. 19-21), West Virginia (Oct. 26-28) and Texas (Nov. 1-3) over the next month. He said that all three programs have offered scholarships.
Two ACC programs are also courting Tucker this fall -- Florida State and Maryland -- although neither have offered to date. FSU is coming in to take a look at Tucker on Thursday, Oct. 3, and depending on how things go, a scholarship offer/official visit opportunity could be in the cards for P.J.
As for the Terps, Tucker said that they are waiting on a decision from another player in the Class of 2003 before deciding whether or not they should offer him. That player is probably Ekene Ibekwe from Carson, Calif., who visited the Terps in mid-September.
"I am pretty open right now," Tucker said. "It's just a matter of taking visits and trying to eliminate some schools."
While he is most effective playing the four position, Enloe H.S. will gain the services of a big man transfer this winter. As a result, Tucker is hoping to play some three this season at Enloe.
"I want to try to develop my skills away from the basket," Tucker said.
Last season at Enloe, Tucker averaged 25 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks per game. He said he has a 2.6 GPA, but fell short of a qualifying test score on his first crack at the SAT exam last spring. He has signed up for the test again on Oct. 12.
Rivalshoops.com will stay on top of the situation with Tucker, so stay tuned.