25  Valencia Tucker
Valencia Tucker


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Booker T. Washington HS




2007-08 (Freshman): Played in nine games, averaging 0.2 points and 0.6 rebounds per game...Scored her first career bucket at Creighton, shooting 1-for-2 from the field and drawing a charge in that game...Had two steals against Houston and two offensive rebounds at SMU while playing a career-high six minutes.

Prep: Helped her Booker T. Washington (BTW) team to a 30-7 record her senior season and was a two-time Tennessee Sportswriters Association Class AA All-State Team honoree...Passed the 1400 career point mark as a junior in high school...Averaged 15.3 points, 3.5 assists and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior at BTW, also adding 42 charges drawn, 86 steals and 18 blocked shots..Was a three-year team captain at BTW and was named the team MVP has a junior...Was also the 16 AA Most Outstanding Player, a 16 AA All-District honoree and an 8 AA All-Region team honoree...During her senior year, she was named the Memphis Commercial Appeal Prep Player of the Week and was named to the Best of the West All-Star team after averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while guiding her team to an eighth-place finish at the tournament in California...Her Lady Warriors team went 14-0 through league play in her senior season and secured a spot in the MIAA Small Schools City Championship...Received the Memphis area Fellowship of Christian Athletes award for the week of January 7-13th following the Best of the West tournament...As a junior, Tucker helped her team to a 23-8 record...Was listed as one of the Top 12 seniors in the State of Tennessee by Rick Bolus' Recruiting Service, Inc., heading in to her senior season, and HerHoops.com ranked Tucker as the No. 3 senior in the Mid-South...A two-time All-Metro honoree, Tucker was also a standout athlete for the BTW softball team, serving as the team's starting shortstop...With softball, Tucker was named the MVP of the Class AA City Softball Championship as a senior.

Personal: Daughter of Tanga Haywood and Herman Tucker...Her older sister, Veronica Haywood, is a U of M graduate (2007) and is the reason Valencia picked Memphis...Major is undeclared.

2007-08 Valencia Tucker Photo Gallery

Individual Career History (Mar 11, 2008)

TUCKER, Valencia
Total3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA PctOff-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TOBlk Stl Pts/Avg
2007-08 9-0 28/3.1 1-12 .083 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 5-0 5 0.6 7-0 0 2 2 2 2/0.2
TOTAL 9-0 28/3.1 1-12 .083 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 5-0 5 0.6 7-0 0 2 2 2 2/0.2
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