42 - Chris Tucker Position: Forward
    Class: Senior
    Height: 6' 6"
    Weight: 220 lbs.
    High School: Lord Botetourt/Fork Union Military Academy
    Hometown: Fincastle, Va.
     
    photo Fourth-year walk-on forward who should continue to see increased action in the front court ... Became a more confident player last season ... Has worked hard during each of the last three off-seasons ... Strong player who will continue to get stronger in the Virginia Tech weight room ... Fundamentally strong player and a good passer ... Area player who prepped at Fork Union ... Has become a solid option in the post for the Hokies.

    2005-06: Played in 28 games for the Hokies last season and played a career-high 267 minutes ... Played nine minutes against Radford ... Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds ... Played 14 minutes against Bowling Green ... Played seven minutes against Western Carolina, grabbing one rebound ... Played 12 minutes against Mount St. Mary's, scoring two points ... Wrestled down two boards and added an assist and a blocked shot ... Had a career-high three steals ... Played a career-high 23 minutes against Marshall ... Scored a season-high six points ... Played seven minutes and scored two points against Morgan State ... Also chipped in three rebounds and a steal ... Played four minutes against Ohio State ... Played 17 minutes at Duke ... Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds ... Played 12 minutes against North Carolina A&T, scoring four points ... Matched a career high with three rebounds ... Played 10 minutes against St. John's ... Grabbed two rebounds ... Played five minutes against William & Mary ... Scored four points in eight minutes at James Madison ... Also chipped in a pair of rebounds ... Scored two points in eight minutes against Virginia ... Scored five points and grabbed a career-high four rebounds at Maryland ... Scored three points in 12 minutes against Duke ... Played a career-high 28 minutes at Wake Forest ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds ... Played 17 minutes against Georgia Tech, securing three rebounds ... Had a pair of rebounds at UVa ... Grabbed a rebound against Florida State ... Scored three points and grabbed a rebound against Clemson ... Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in the ACC Tournament loss to Virginia.

    2004-05: Appeared in 22 games for the Hokies ... Saw four minutes of action in season opener versus Loyola ... Hit his only field goal attempt of the game, netting two points ... Pulled down two rebounds ... Had six points in nine minutes against Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Grabbed three rebounds at VMI, tying his career-high, ... Totaled four points in nine minutes against the Keydets ... Set career-high in blocks versus Bethune-Cookman ... Tied his career-high in rebounds and made field goals in the same game, accounting for five points ... Pulled down a rebound and had a steal against Clemson ... Played a career-high 19 minutes in the win over NC State ... Had two points and a rebound in eight minutes at #12 Georgia Tech ... Had a rebound in 11 minutes of action at Duke ... Scored two points in the win at Miami ... Had two points and two rebounds at Virginia ... Recorded a rebound and an assist in the win over #7 Duke ... Had three points and a rebound against Miami ... Pulled down four boards at NC State ... Had two points and a rebound against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament.

    2003-04: Walk-on who joined the team over the summer of 2003 ... Appeared in nine games as a freshman ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opening win over New Hampshire ... Scored three points and had one rebound in the loss at Virginia, hitting his first collegiate three-point attempt ... Played a then career-high 12 minutes in the win over William & Mary, scoring a career-high seven points.

    Prep School/High School: Played for Coach Fletcher Arritt at Fork Union Military Academy ... Averaged 11.5 points and seven rebounds at FUMA ... Three-year letterwinner for Mark Wayne at Lord Botetourt H.S., in nearby Fincastle, Va. ... Averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds at Lord Botetourt ... All-metro, All-Blue Ridge District and all-region as a junior and senior at LBHS ... Second-team AP AA All-State as a senior ... Team MVP as a senior ... Senior Athletic Award winner in 2002 ... Also played golf at Lord Botetourt.

    Personal: Christopher M. Tucker ... Born Aug. 18, 1984, in Roanoke, Va. ... Son of Monty and Susanne Tucker ... Father is a member of the Virginia Softball Hall of Fame ... Majoring in crop and soil environmental science.

    Year G GS MP FGM-Att Pct. 3PTM-Att Pct. FTM-Att Pct. Reb. Avg. A TO Blk ST TP Avg.
    2003-04 9 0 42 2-11 .182 1-4 .250 5-7 .714 3 0.3 0 0 2 0 10 1.1
    2004-05 22 0 162 11-24 .458 1-7 .143 10-17 .588 25 1.1 8 6 5 4 33 1.5
    2005-06 28 0 267 15-46 .326 4-12 .333 7-12 .583 43 1.5 5 10 5 7 41 1.5
    2006-07 26 1 133 8-18 .444 2-4 .500 3-4 .750 19 0.7 3 3 1 5 21 0.8
    Career 85 1 604 36-99 .364 8-27 .296 25-40 .625 90 1.1 16 19 13 16 105 1.2
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