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Bucs sign junior college All-American

Joe Avento • May 26, 2018 at 5:44 PM

Steve Forbes continued to reload the roster for his East Tennessee State basketball team on Saturday, and he got another junior college All-American to add to the mix.

Forbes announced on Saturday that Kevon Tucker, a 6-foot-3 guard from Dacula, Georgia, has transferred to ETSU. Tucker, who began his career at Wofford, made 108 3-pointers last year for Gordon State College. He is the fourth junior college transfer in this year’s recruiting class.

“I wanted to be a part of what Coach Forbes has created at ETSU,” Tucker said. “He has built a program that is hard working and wins. ETSU has everything I was looking for and I can’t wait to get started”

Tucker was an honorable mention All-American at Gordon State, where he averaged 19.5 points per game and shot 43 percent from 3-point range. He made nine 3-pointers in a game twice and had a season high of 41 points against South Georgia Tech.

“We tried hard to recruit Kevon three years ago when he was coming out of high school and we followed his success on the court this past year at Gordon State,” Forbes said. “Kevon is a prolific scorer who has good size and a very quick release. He is able get his shot off over larger defenders and has deep range on jumpers. I’m so excited to now have the opportunity to coach him. He is the fifth Junior College All-American we have signed at ETSU the past three years.”

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