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Syracuse basketball recruiting: Jordan Tucker says Syracuse pursuing him “very hard”

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse basketball isn’t backing down on Class of 2017 small forward Jordan Tucker. Tucker, out of White Plains, N.Y., told Ben Sigel over at that the Orange have been recruiting him “very hard.”

“I’m one of the priorities for them in the 2017 class. I fit their system perfectly” said Tucker.

He’s definitely interested in Syracuse, but did talk to about his excitement about the Duke Blue Devils, stating that he is waiting on an offer from them before trimming down his list of schools.

Said Tucker on Duke:

They actually contacted my dad. I think it was Coach Capel and Coach Scheyer. They both said they wanted to see me handle the ball a little bit better…that was their biggest message to me…to keep improving.

However, he appears to be equally as interested in the Orange. He told Cuseblog he visited for Mayfest (the end of the year event hosted by the school) and he would use an official visit to come back.

Other interested schools include Maryland, North Carolina, Villanova, Indiana, and St. John’s.

It makes sense that Syracuse is heavily recruiting Tucker, especially after another Syracuse target and highly-ranked small forward, Hameir Wright, reclassified to the class of 2018.

Other offers for small forwards in the 2017 class include: Michael Porter Jr., Kevin Knox, Lonnie Walker, and Andre Rafus.