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BIOGRAPHY: Tucker was considered a legitimate contender for player of the year honors midway through the season, but when Wisconsin fizzled out in the NCAA tournament the buzz surrounding him did as well. Tucker was the Big Ten player of the year, and finished as Wisconsin's all-time leading scorer with 2,217 points. He averaged a career-high 19.9 points and added 5.4 rebounds per game this past season. Makes up for his lack of size with exceptional athleticism. Set a school record in the vertical leap (38 inches). His leaping skills, along with an aggressive streak and an ability to penetrate, gives him a strong inside presence and a knack for following up on missed shots. Tucker has had injury issues - a broken nose in 2005-06 and a broken foot that caused him to miss all but four games of 2003-04 - but the foot injury gave him an extra year in school to develop his game. Still, he has some significant weaknesses that are going to keep him from being a top pick. He's an extremely poor free-throw shooter at 63.6 percent for his career, and doesn't have much of an outside shot. Not big enough to be a forward in the NBA, and doesn't have enough of a perimeter game or the ballhandling skills to be consistently effective at guard, so teams may have trouble figuring out how he would fit. Doesn't seem to possess much range as a player other than his ability to score. His athleticism, though, should make him attractive to a team that could use help off the bench.