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Konner Tucker
Konner  Tucker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
R.L. Paschal HS

Last College:
Lon Morris College (TX)

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 175

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
09/13/1989

Experience:
JC

Enters Wake Forest with three years of eligibility remaining after spending the 2008-09 season at Lon Morris Junior College ... Excellent three-point shooter with deep range ... Possesses a quick release on shots ... Catch-and-shoot guard who will look to provide the Deacons with a long-range threat ... Moves well without the ball ... Becomes the first junior college transfer to come to Wake Forest since Sean Allen joined the Deacons from Anderson J.C. prior to the 1994-95 season ... First Texan to play for the Deacons since Houston native Broderick Hicks (1999-2002).

High School
A 2008 graduate of R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas ... Played under coach Lane Norsworthy at Paschal ... Three-year starter at Paschal, finishing his career as the school's all-time leading scorer ... As a senior in 2007-08, averaged 28.7 points per game to lead all Fort Worth/Dallas area schools in scoring ... Unanimous selection to the 4-5A All-District first team as a junior and as a senior ... Named Offensive Player of the Year for District 4-5A and selected to the TABC Class 5A All-Region Team in 2007-08 ... Was the second-leading scorer in the Fort Worth/Dallas area as a junior, averaging 23.6 points per game ... Attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, in 2008-09 ... Played under head coach Dale Dotson and assistant coach Ricky Dotson at Lon Morris ... NCAA qualifier out of high school but elected to attend junior college to enhance recruiting profile ... Led Lon Morris with 16.2 points per game to earn Region XIV first team all-conference honors in 2008-09 ... Led the league in free throw percentage (83.5%) and ranked 18th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I ... Shot 46 percent from the field, including 42 percent (73-of-172) from beyond the arc ... Led the Bearcats to a record of 26-6 overall and 16-3 in the prestigious Region XIV of the NJCAA ... Lon Morris won the Region XIV regular season title but was upset by Navarro (Texas) in the semifinals of the conference tournament ... Attended Waxahachie 9th Grade Academy as a high school freshman ... Played AAU ball for the Dallas Mustangs (2005), Texas Select (2006) and Houston Hoops (2007) ... Graduated high school sum cum laude with a 4.1 grade point average ... National Honor Society member.

Personal
Son of Mark and Sandra Tucker ... Has three siblings, two sisters and a brother, all of which are older ... Father played basketball at Oklahoma State from 1977-79 and still ranks among the all-time leaders on OSU's career lists for free throw percentage (second), minutes per game (third), points per game (seventh) and field goal percentage (12th) ... Father, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1978, set an OSU single-season record by shooting 91.2 percent (114-of-125) from the free throw line in 1977-78 ... Father played for two seasons at the University of Tulsa before transferring to Oklahoma State ... Brother, Kyle, played two seasons of basketball at Northern Oklahoma College (JUCO) from 2003-05 ... Born Sept. 13, 1989, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma ... Grew up in Waxahachie, Texas, which is located outside of Dallas, but went to high school in Fort Worth ... Signed with the Deacons in April of 2009 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from California, Cincinnati, Marquette and Oklahoma State ... Considering a major in business.

Dino Gaudio on Tucker:
"We are very excited about the addition of Konner Tucker to the Wake Forest basketball family. Konner embodies everything that a Wake Forest basketball player is; he is an outstanding student, a high character individual and a terrific player. His basketball savvy, toughness and his ability to shoot the ball from long distance will help our basketball team immensely."

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