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Jordan Tucker to Visit Duke After Adding Offer (UPDATED)
Jordan Tucker, one of the top remaining uncommitted players in the class of 2017, will take an official visit to Duke on Wednesday after receiving a scholarship offer.
After visiting Georgia Tech and canceling a visit to Oregon, Duke’s offer comes to Tucker as the No. 40 ranked player by ESPN as he nears a college decision.
Following Kevin Knox‘s decision to commit to Kentucky on Saturday, Duke is left looking for another wing option.
Andrew Slater, of 247Sports, previously mentioned the possibility of this on the 4 Quarters Podcast.
Tucker is also considering Syracuse and Villanova, and recently visited Syracuse.
“Syracuse is every day,” Lou said. “I hear from Coach [Jim Boeheim], from Allen Griffin, from Gerry McNamara, Red Autry. Everybody is doing a good job recruiting Jordan. They pretty much they did everything they could possibly do.”
As for Villanova, “Nothing really. They did everything they could do. They did a good job recruiting Jordan.
Meantime, Tucker’s former NY Rens and fellow Jordan Regional teammate Jose Alvarado is in his ear about joining him under coach Josh Pastner at Georgia Tech.
“Jose’s calling me every day trying to get me to come with him,” Tucker said at the Jordan Brand Classic. “It makes sense, I played with him on the Rens. So I don’t have to develop a new relationship with a point guard. They just want me to get back to having fun again and just playing in a free system and not having to look over my back.”
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