The Full Wiki

P. J. Tucker: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

P. J. Tucker
Position Small Forward
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League Israeli Super League
Team Bnei HaSharon
Born May 5, 1985 (1985-05-05) (age 24)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality American
College Texas
Draft 2nd round, 35th overall, 2006
Toronto Raptors
Pro career 2006–present
Former teams Toronto Raptors (2006–2007)
Hapoel Holon (2007–2008)
BC Donetsk (2008–10)

Anthony Leon "P. J." Tucker, Jr. (born May 5, 1985, in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who formerly played in the NBA. He currently plays for Bnei HaSharon in the Israeli Super League.

Contents

Biography

A former college basketball player for the University of Texas, Tucker attended Enloe High School in Raleigh. In his three seasons at Texas, he scored 1,169 points, including a career-high 594 in the 2005-06 season. He also collected 714 rebounds and dished out 170 assists, including 107 in 2005-06. He posted 116 steals throughout his career. In that season, he was a Second Team All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year.

He was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 35th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and signed a two-year deal with them on July 26, 2006.

Statistically, Tucker had a better pre-draft season than teammate LaMarcus Aldridge. Due to Tucker's height however, he was not acclaimed as a first round prospect.[1]

On January 5, 2007, the Raptors announced that Tucker had been sent to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League. Colorado, led by head coach Joe Wolf, has been designated as Toronto's D-League affiliate for the 2006-07 season. On February 6, 2007, the Raptors recalled Tucker to the NBA. On March 6, 2007, Tucker was sent back to the 14ers.

On March 24, 2007, Tucker was waived by the Toronto Raptors in order to free up a roster spot for Luke Jackson.[2] Tucker was on the 2007 summer league roster for the Cleveland Cavaliers.[3]

At the 2007-08 season with Hapoel Holon from Ligat Winner, Tucker won the MVP trophy and lead his team to the league title. Holon broke Maccabi Tel Aviv's fourteen year streak as Israeli champions.

For the 2008-2009 season he signed with the BC Donetsk team[4] that was just promoted to the Ukrainian Basketball Super League.[5] [6] He led the team to a current third place in the league at its first appearance there. A season ending knee injury didn't prevent Tucker from finishing the season with the highest average of points per game in the league.[7]On October 7, 2009 Tucker renewed his contract with Donetsk for the 2009-10 season.[8]After the team bankrupted he returned to Israel in March 2010 and signed for his current team until the end of the season.[9]

Awards

Advertisements

College

  • 2003–04 season
    • Big 12 Rookie of the Week, four times
    • Big 12 All-Freshman team
    • All-Big 12, honorable mention
  • 2004–05 season
    • Big 12 Player of the Week, two times
  • 2005-06 season
    • Preseason All-Big 12 Team
    • Big 12 Player of the Week, four times
    • Big 12 Player of the Year
    • All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous)
    • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
    • AP Second Team All America
    • Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist
    • John R. Wooden Award finalist

Ligat Winner

(Israeli Premier League)

  • 2007-08 season
    • League Champion
    • League MVP

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Correct as of 23.03.2009

NBA Stats

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Toronto Raptors 17 0 4.9 .500 .000 .571 1.4 0.2 0.1 .0 1.8

Non-NBA Stats

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08[10] Hapoel Holon 28 27.17 .582 .462 .610 7.28 1.25 1.25 0.25 15.03
2008–09[11] BC Donetsk 15 33.38 .550 .270 .830 5.73 2.40 .2 .27 20.2

Notes

References

External links

Preceded by
Wayne Simien
Big 12 Conference
Men's Basketball
Player of the Year

2006
Succeeded by
Kevin Durant

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message