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12 Jamil Tucker
Jamil  Tucker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gary, Ind.

High School:
West Side

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 230

Position:
F

WORTH NOTING: Averaged 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game as a senior at West Side High School for head coach John Boyd ... All-State selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and a third-team All-State selection by The Associated Press ... scored 11 points, had five rebounds and blocked one shot in 20 minutes of playing time for the U.S. All-Stars in their 120-117 victory over the Capital All-Stars in the 2006 Capital Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game as a senior at West Side High School for head coach John Boyd... All-State selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and a third-team All-State selection by The Associated Press ... named an Indiana All-Star as one of the top 12 players in the state ... All-Area selection and the Player of the Year in the Northwest Conference for the second consecutive season ... ranked #60 by Rivals in its rankings of the top 100 recruits ... scored 11 points, had five rebounds and blocked one shot in 20 minutes of playing time for the U.S. All-Stars in their 120-117 victory over the Capital All-Stars in the 2006 Capital Classic ... averaged 24.0 points and 12.0 rebounds a game as a junior ... helped his team reach the State 4A semifinals and compile a 22-4 record ... named the Player of the Year in the Northwest Conference and earned All-Area honors ... also named an Indiana Junior All-Star.

PERSONAL: Jamil S. Tucker ... born Dec. 26, 1987 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... son of Earnice Tucker ...has two older siblings ... earned recognition on the Academic "A" Honor Roll his senior year in high school.

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