Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Syracuse Back in the Mix for 2017 Wing Jordan Tucker
Syracuse is back in the mix for Class of 2017 wing Jordan Tucker.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Gerry McNamara visited with the 6-foot-7 Tucker on Thursday at Marietta (GA) Wheeler, said Lou Tucker, the player’s father.
Tucker axed Indiana from his list after Tom Crean was fired and is now considering Syracuse, Villanova, Oregon and Georgia Tech.
Tucker is expected to take an official visit to Oregon after the NCAA Tournament.
Syracuse had been involved for Tucker when he was at Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) but then backed off. Now with the losses of Andrew White III, John Gillon and Tyler Lydon, Syracuse has jumped back in.
Tucker was initially planning to announce in February, but that obviously didn’t happen. When he commits, he will join fellow NY Rens Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky), Jordan Nwora (Louisville), Jose Alvarado (Georgia Tech), Jake Klores (Columbia) and Samson George (Iona).
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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.