Graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker commits to Memphis Tigers

By Updated: May 11, 2019 6:09 PM CT | Published: May 11, 2019 5:35 PM CT
<strong>Former Little Rock guard Rayjon Tucker on Saturday, May 11, committed to the University of Memphis.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

Former Little Rock guard Rayjon Tucker on Saturday, May 11, committed to the University of Memphis. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

Coach Penny Hardaway's success on the recruiting trail continues with former Little Rock guard Rayjon Tucker committing 0n Saturday. 

Tucker averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 41 percent from 3-point range last season at Little Rock. He scored 29 points in a game at Memphis last season. 

Auburn, Iowa State, Kansas and West Virginia recruited the 6-foot-5 scorer before he committed to the Tigers. North Carolina and a host of other schools reached out to Tucker when he decided to graduate and transfer. 

The NBA Draft still is a possibility even after the news of him committing to the Tigers. He did not receive an invite to the NBA Combine last week, but Tucker tweeted he will keep his name in the draft. The deadline to withdraw his name is May 30.

Tucker joins a class that just added four-star guard Lester Quinones to the fold Friday afternoon. Five-star Precious Achiuwa and four-star Boogie Ellis are still possibilities for Hardaway and staff with two scholarships for 2019 remaining.

The former Little Rock will be allowed to play right away under the NCAA transfer rules. He adds experience to Hardaway's class of 2019. Only four returners have NCAA experience, but none more than one season. 


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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.

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