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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Orange Eye the Huge Potential of Jordan Tucker

The 6-foot 7-inch wing is just starting to scratch the surface with all of the potential he has.

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Jordan Tucker is a 6-foot 7 wing in the Class of 2017 that Syracuse has been recruiting since the summer of 2014. Syracuse has yet to receive a commitment from anyone in the class of 2017, but both Tucker and Quade Green have visited the campus multiple times. And a commitment could come soon from either of those guys.

Tucker is an athletic wing who can knock down the 3-point shot. He is a wing player that can score the basketball by driving, shooting the mid-range, or shooting the 3. His 6-foot-7 frame is ideal for the Syracuse 2-3 zone.

Tucker plays for the the New York Rens on the EYBL AAU circuit, some of the most competitive high school basketball around. Tucker averaged 14 points per game and shot 43.6% from 3-point range. Hamidou Diallo, another Syracuse target, also plays for the New York Rens and both teammates could continue their careers at Syracuse.

His AAU coach, Andy Borman had this to say about Tucker:

"He's always been incredibly skilled and always had the ability to stretch the floor. He could make open jumpers and difficult jumpers," Borman said. "What he's become is a more complete basketball player. I think the kid is just starting to scratch the surface of who he is."

Tucker is ranked 30th by ESPN in the class of 2017. Tucker also holds offers from the likes of Arizona, UConn, and Maryland.

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