Jim Tucker (basketball)
|No. 14, 17|
December 11, 1932 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|NBA draft||1954 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Syracuse Nationals|
|Pro playing career||1954–1957|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
James D. Tucker (born December 11, 1932) is an American former professional basketball player.
A 6'7" forward from Duquesne University, Tucker played three seasons (1954–1957) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Syracuse Nationals. He averaged 4.1 points per game in his career and won a league championship in 1955.
On February 20, 1955, Tucker, in his rookie year, recorded the fastest triple-double in NBA history, achieving the mark in just 17 minutes. He finished the game with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a 104-84 win over the New York Knicks.234
- Paul Kuharsky. "Pioneer Lived Out His Hoop Dreams". Black Athlete Sports Network.
- "Russell Westbrook logs NBA’s second-fastest triple-double in Thunder victory". Washington Post. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- Jim Tucker at Basketball-Reference.com
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