Five-star class of 2024 wing Bryson Tucker commits to Indiana

  • 03/28/2024 1:52 pm in

Five-star class of 2024 wing Bryson Tucker announced his commitment to Indiana today.

Tucker, a 6-foot-6 wing from Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, Virginia, is considered a five-star prospect in the senior class.

The McDonald’s All-American is now the lone Indiana commitment in the 2024 class after Liam McNeeley reopened his recruitment in February.

Tucker had long been believed to be headed to the NBA G-League Ignite team, but the NBA recently decided to scrap Ignite, which made college a viable option for the highly touted prospect.

He will not turn 18 until July 5.

This marks the fourth straight spring that Indiana has won a commitment from a top-30 prospect.

In 2021, the program landed Tamar Bates after Shaka Smart left Texas for Marquette. In 2022, the Hoosiers earned a commitment from Malik Reneau after Florida coach Mike White left for Georgia. And in 2023, Mackenzie Mgbako reopened his recruitment after Duke’s Kyle Filipowski returned to school and chose Indiana.

Tucker is the No. 20 player nationally in the 2024 class, according to the 247Composite. He also considered Kansas and Michigan State.

In 2021, he averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds on USA Basketball’s U16 National team that finished 6-0 and won gold at the 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Xalpala, Mexico.

Here is a scouting report on Tucker from Eric Bossi of 247Sports:

“Tucker is a big wing who has a pretty polished game on the offensive end of the floor. He is able to use his size to finish in the lane where he is also a very functional athlete who can get off the floor quickly in small spaces, changes direction well in traffic and has a great frame to build on in a college weight room. Where he really stands out, though, is with his ability to score from the mid range. Tucker gets to his spots without wasting dribbles, elevates and is problematic for defenses trying to stop him from scoring from between 12 and 17 feet.

“As Tucker gets away from the rim and shoots deeper jumpers, his shot does tend to flatten out a bit so while he’s not a poor shooter from beyond the three-point line, there’s still plenty of room for him to improve out there. While he’s able to quickly get to his spots for one and two dribble pull-ups, Tucker could also benefit from developing his handle a bit more. Because of his size and ability to carry more muscle on his lean frame, he should be able to make the adjustment to the college game relatively quickly.”

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