Anthony Leon "P. J." Tucker Jr
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina
the hardwood court like North Carolina. Coming from Raleigh, P.J. Tucker was one of many devotees. The competitive world of high school basketball in N.C. let P.J. show what he could do against some of the nations best. Come graduation, he chose the University of Texas to continue his career. He played three years there. P.J. earned second-team All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year honors in his Junior year. In 2006, he declared for the NBA Draft.
P.J. was taken in the second round by the Toronto Raptors. P.J. played only 83 minutes of basketball for Toronto. After a short stint in the D-League, he took his talents overseas. In Israel, P.J. helped his team snap the 14-year run of consecutive championships the Maccabi Tel Aviv's had strung together. From 2007 to 2011, he travelled the world playing international basketball. In 2012 the Phoenix Suns brought him back to the NBA. Two trades later, Tucker found his current home with the Houston Rockets. Now a part of a high powered offense on a Western Conference contender, P.J. is thriving.
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