Rayjon Tucker, who transferred from Little Rock Arkansas after averaging 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, ended a public (and perhaps unnecessarily lengthy?) recruitment process by finally deciding on the University of Memphis, coached by former NBA great Penny Hardaway. Tucker, the 6’5 guard/forward out of Charlotte, North Carolina, just announced his decision on Twitter:
— Rayjon Tucker (@Tak3FlightTuck) May 11, 2019
Tucker visited Morgantown back in March and really enjoyed his visit, then decided to enter his name into the NBA Draft before opting to remain in college and continue to take visits. He took multiple visits all over the country, including trips to Auburn and Kansas, where it seemed likely to play just last week. Ultimately, and luckily for WVU, he decided instead to play in Memphis. Tucker only has one year of eligibility remaining. With West Virginia landing transfer guards Sean McNeil and Tajzmel “Taz” Sherman, Tucker going elsewhere is not a huge loss for the Mountaineers, although he is extremely talented.
Tucker joins an elite Memphis recruiting class which already features #1 overall prospect James Wiseman and four 4 star recruits (DJ Jeffries, Malcolm Dandridge, Damion Baugh and Lester Quinones.
Good luck in Memphis, Rayjon!