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5-star SF Bryson Tucker commits to Indiana

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Bryson Tucker, a 6-foot-7 small forward in the class of 2024, has committed to Indiana.

The senior of Bishop O’Connell (Va.) chose the Hoosiers over Michigan State and Kansas.

According to On3’s 2024 Top-150 Player Rankings, Tucker is ranked as a five-star recruit and the No. 13 overall player in the country. He’s also the No. 4 small forward and the No. 1 prospect in Virginia.

Scouting Report

“Simply put, Bryson Tucker is a basketball player. He has great size to go with a natural basketball IQ. Nothing in his game seems to ever be rushed; he plays at his own pace. He understands change of pace, and he makes good decisions with the ball. He is good on the ball in the half-court, makes solid decisions, and doesn’t put the ball in trouble off the bounce. Tucker has good length, and he is a good athlete. He can make shots with a confident pull-up. Tucker’s dad, Byron, is 6-10 and scored over 1,000 points at NC State/George Mason. You would like to see Bryson’s jump shot to become more consistent. He is really good in the mid-range, one to two dribble pull ups from the elbows. An explosive athlete, he is good in transition. He has a great work ethic and is one to continue watching as a five-star.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw

About Bryson Tucker

Bryson Tucker is originally from Baltimore, and he began his high school career at Mount Saint Joseph. However, he transferred to Florida powerhouse program IMG Academy in Bradenton before his junior season. Tucker is also relatively young compared to his peers in the 2024 recruiting class. He will not turn 18 until after he graduates high school. Tucker’s father, Byron Tucker, played at NC State and George Mason. Tucker said he’s been training Bryson ever since he first picked up a basketball. “His strength right now is his IQ and his understanding of the game,” Byron Tucker told On3’s Joe Tipton. “Those are his major strengths, along with his fundamental skillset. I see him being a Cade Cunningham-type kid. When I talked to (Duke coach) Jon Scheyer, I told him it’s like Jayson Tatum and Grant Hill had a child together.” Tucker helped USA Basketball win the gold medal at the 2021 FIBA Americas Championship by averaging 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in the tournament. At the Chick-Fil-A Classic during the 2022-2023 high school basketball season, Tucker averaged 11 points and 4.3 rebounds, helping IMG go 2-1 in the tournament.