Posts Tagged ‘Dar Tucker’

Former Saginaw Arthur Hill all-stater Dar Tucker won the NBA Developmental League’s slam dunk contest over the weekend by jumping over a 7-footer.

The D-League’s contest was actually better than the NBA’s this season, just based on crowd reaction alone. Here’s more video from the contest.

I’m somewhat miffed by this analysis of D-Leaguer (and former Arthur Hill standout) Dar Tucker in Draft Express. The scout, Matt Kamalsky, refers to Tucker as an “intriguing” shooting guard prospect and in the same paragraph points out that he can’t shoot.

Here are the numbers: 37% from the field, 16% from 3-point range and 63% from the foul line.

Does that sound like a future NBA shooting guard to you? I mean, seriously, he’s out of college, in the D-League and still can’t shoot? How many guys in the NBA learned how to shoot after the age of 22?

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By Jared Field

Just for kicks, I thought it would be fun to rank my top 10 favorite players that I’ve covered in five seasons as GLH editor. Keep in mind that these aren’t (necessarily) the best players I’ve covered, just the ones I’d love to go back and cover again.

Ah, l’ll just level with you: I love lists.

(This is ironic.)

10.) Jared and Aaron List, Frankenmuth: High-energy players who seemed to love the game as much or more than anyone on the court.

9.) Jonathon Jones, Okemos and Oakland University: A relative unknown as a junior, Jones had a flair for the dramatic and has become one of the best players to come out of Lansing this decade.

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Former Arthur Hill standout Dar Tucker will play for the D-League team in L.A.

Former Saginaw Arthur Hill all-stater Dar Tucker was recently dealt from Idaho to Los Angeles in the NBA’s Developmental League.

Tucker spent two seasons at Depaul, a god-awful basketball program, before putting his name into the NBA Draft pool.

No one on the planet thought he would get drafted, of course, and he didn’t.

As a Lumberjack, Tucker won a state title in one of the most entertaining and controversial championships in years.

The Jacks beat Okemos 85-84 in double overtime. It was an epic battle between Tucker and current Oakland University star guard Jonathon Jones.

Tucker, who many believed deserved the Mr. Basketball award as a senior, inexplicably chose Depaul and the rest is history.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops