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Jim Tucker (basketball)

Jim Tucker
No. 14, 17
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1932-12-11) December 11, 1932
Paris, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College Duquesne (1951–1954)
NBA draft 1954 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Pro career 1954–1957
Career history
19541957 Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 407
Rebounds 349
Assists 52
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James D. Tucker (born December 11, 1932) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'7" forward from Duquesne University, Tucker played three seasons (1954–1957) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Syracuse Nationals. He averaged 4.1 points per game in his career and won a league championship in 1955.

Tucker and teammate Earl Lloyd were the first two African Americans to play on an NBA championship team.[1]

On February 20, 1955, Tucker, in his rookie year, recorded the fastest triple-double in NBA history, achieving the mark in just 17 minutes. He finished the game with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a 104-84 win over the New York Knicks.[2][3][4]

Notes

  1. ^ Paul Kuharsky. "Pioneer Lived Out His Hoop Dreams". Black Athlete Sports Network.
  2. ^ http://articles.mcall.com/2005-03-24/sports/3583582_1_iverson-scores-sixers-chris-webber
  3. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1981553-russell-westbrook-logs-2nd-fastest-triple-double-ever-as-thunder-beat-sixers
  4. ^ "Russell Westbrook logs NBA’s second-fastest triple-double in Thunder victory". Washington Post. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 

External links

  • Jim Tucker at Basketball-Reference.com
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