The 5’11” guard Jacob Tucker has been drafted….Just a few days too soon it seems (before the NBA draft).  It was anounced that Jacob Tucker was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters. 

Jacob Tucker the High Flyer

Tucker won the 2011  NCAA Slam Dunk Contest.  Not only was he one of the shortest contestants he was THE only Division III contestant.  Tucker’s name was learned after he added a video of himself and his dunking skills on youtube in March 2011.  The short guard with “mad hops” didn’t dissapoint during the contest and took away the first place prize and bragging rights. 

Tucker played for the Illinois College Blueboys. The Blueboys are in the Midwest Conference at the DIII level. (I actually played football in the same conference).  I had the pleasure of not only watching this star but I also had the chance to talk smack to him while shooting free throws and such, but it didn’t really do much nor help much! Tucker, 5’11”, averaged 14.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg, and 1.8 steals this past season at IC as a senior.  He also scored well over 1,000 points in his four year career with the Illinois College Blueboys.

Jacob is one of six players that were drafted by the Globetrotters this year.  When asked his thoughts about this amazing opportunity Tucker responded, “It’s definitely an honor because everybody knows who (the Globetrotters) are and I know all the good things they do besides just playing basketball. I’ve always wanted to be a part of something like that. I just need to look into the details of it before I agree to anything.”