The second biggest story besides the game last night was the visit on campus by Juco PG Konner Tucker. Tucker was at the game visiting with his dad, and sat on the first row behind the team’s bench. He was up cheering throughout the game and seemed very into the entire set of festivities. I saw Tucker on a couple of occasions and noticed that his height has been a bit inflated (he is about three inches shorter than me and I am around 6’3″) and he has much better hair than I do. Tucker has Kentucky roots, as he spent some time early in his life in London, Kentucky, where his sister still lives. It is widely assumed that Kentucky is in the driver’s seat with Tucker if he is indeed (a) offered and (b) considered a priority by the UK staff. I was told by one of Tucker’s family members via email that his list is expanding and schools such as Marquette and USC have been in contact.
We will keep you updated on Tucker and any developments that may have come from his visit.