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Duke’s Jordan Tucker to transfer to Butler

The 6-foot-7 forward will be a Bulldog.

NCAA Basketball: St. Francis (PA) at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Duke freshman Jordan Tucker has found a new home.

Shortly before the New Year, he announced his intention to transfer from Duke and eventually narrowed his search down to two Big East schools: Georgetown and Butler.

On Monday, The Athletic’s Andrew Slater announced that Tucker will become a Butler Bulldog.

A 6-foot-7, 212 pound forward, Tucker was rated a consensus four-star prospect and No. 82 in the nation by 247 sports.

As a member of a loaded Blue Devil rotation, he appeared in just two games, scoring six points through 14 minutes of playing time.

In his high school years—playing at White Plains (N.Y.), Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.), and Wheeler (Ga.)—Tucker proved to be a gifted scorer, one with great size and athleticism. He can score from almost anywhere and can also create his own shot. A great combination of size, skill, and strength, he can be a problem for opposing wings.

Tucker will be eligible to play midway through the 2018-19 season, and can potentially be a vital piece in replacing Kelan Martin, when he graduates after this season.