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Saturday / November 18.
  • Jordan Tucker to Watch St. John’s, Maryland

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    Jordan Tucker, the talented 6-foot-7 Class of 2017 wing out of Archbishop Stepinac High School, will watch St. John’s and Maryland in the next few weeks.

    Jordan Tucker, the talented 6-foot-7 Class of 2017 wing out of Archbishop Stepinac High School, will watch St. John’s and Maryland in the next few weeks.

    The 6-foot-7 Tucker will attend the Villanova-St. John’s game on Jan. 31 at Madison Square Garden, and the Michigan-Maryland game Feb. 21, his father, Lou, confirmed to SNY.tv.

    Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com previously reported the news.

    “I know I’m supposed to go to Maryland,” Tucker told SNY.tv. after going for 25 points and 10 rebounds en route to MVP honors in the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College over MLK weekend.

    Tucker has visited St. John’s several times, and was at the Garden for the December win over Syracuse.

    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.”

    Stepinac coach Pat Massaroni said Maryland and St. John’s are working the hardest, crediting Maryland assistant Bino Ranson and St. John’s assistant Matt Abdelmassih.

    “I would say St. John’s and Maryland are the two biggest ones in regards to me,” the coach said. “They’re in touch every week, multiple times.”

    Massaroni also listed Oklahoma, Providence, Indiana and Villanova among schools working hard.

    Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee has also checked in at practice.

     

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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.