Thursday, August 16, 2007

Scouting Report: Alando Tucker

With some of the Phoenix Suns core players aging, it will be necessary for the Suns to develop some of their young players like Leandro Barbosa, D.J. Strawberry, and Alando Tucker. Tucker most likely will not see much playing time this year, but he will most likely play a factor next season.

Player Name: Alando Tucker
Current Team: Phoenix Suns
Ideal Position: SG
Drafted: 29th
Height/Weight: 6'6"/205
Birthdate: 2/13/84
Hometown: Lockport, IL
High School: Lockport Township High School
College: University of Wisconsin
Agent: Kevin Bradbury

2007-08 $931,920
2008-09 $1,001,880
2009-10 $1,071,720 (Team Option)
2010-11 $1,934,455 (Team Option)
2011-12 $2,901,681 (Qualifying Option)

Broke Michael Finley's school record with a standing 38-inch vertical leap; Bench-press max of 360 pounds; Was a fifth year senior; Straight-edge kid; All-time leading scorer at Wisconsin; All-time leader for most points in a signle season; Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team; 2005-06 and 2006-07 Preseason John Wooden Award candidate.

Wingspan; Hands; Lateral quickness; Vertical leap; strength; leadership; Improved left hand; Posting up smaller defenders; Going to the basket against bigger defenders; Pull-up jump shot; Elevation on jump shot; Dangerous from tripple-therat position; Intelligence on court; Great offensive rebounder; Finishing at the basket; Rotates well defensively; Quick feet; Patient.

A tweener in the NBA; Needs more of a perimeter game; Improved ballhandling skills would make him a more effecting NBA guard; Catch-and-shoot ability.

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