LaVall Jordan has landed his first high profile target. Duke transfer Jordan Tucker committed to the Bulldogs today, as first reported by Andrew Slater on twitter, after visiting Hinkle for a victory over Marquette on Friday. Tucker, a 6'7" wing is viewed as a replacement for Kelan Martin, who dropped 37 points in front of Tucker on Friday in one of the most impressive Big East performance of the season. Tucker chose the Bulldogs over Big East rival Georgetown.
Jordan Tucker decided to leave Duke after only a semester due to a lack of playing time. The freshman played only 14 minutes in 14 games as a Duke Blue Devil. Tucker was a consensus top 100 recruit out of high school and was ranked as high as 42nd in the country (ESPN). Tucker is regarded as a long, crafty wing with an NBA range jump shot.
Tucker will have time to enroll at Butler for second semester but must sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules. He should be eligible to participate in games after the conclusion of the first semester next season as a sophomore. The Bulldogs still have 2 open scholarships available for next season.