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Tuesday / July 17.
  • Big Apple Roundup: St. John’s, Maryland Working Hardest for Jordan Tucker; Cardozo’s Duo Still Open

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    NEW YORK — St. John’s and Maryland are the schools working hardest for Jordan Tucker, the talented Class of 2017 wing out of Archbishop Stepinac High School.

    The 6-foot-7 Tucker has already visited St. John’s numerous times, and was at their win over Syracuse at Madison Square Garden in December. He’s also planning a trip to Maryland.

    “I know I’m supposed to go to Maryland the 29th or 30th,” Tucker told after going for 25 points and 10 rebounds en route to MVP honors as Stepinac beat Gilman, 60-49, Saturday in the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College.

    St. John’s has already landed two New York natives in Class of 2016 commits Shamorie Ponds and Bashir Ahmed, and Tucker likes the idea of staying home and playing for Chris Mullin.

    “I played with Shamorie on the AAU circuit so I like playing with him so that helps a lot as far as making my decision,” Tucker said.

    As for Mullin, Tucker said, “It would be really great, he’s a Hall of Famer, one of the best players ever to play in the NBA. He knows his stuff, he’s a really great coach.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.