Jordan Tucker is leaving Duke midway through his freshman season.
The four-star recruit committed to the Blue Devils in May on a late offer after Duke failed to land five-star recruit Kevin Knox.
Tucker’s length and shooting ability appeared to make him a quality addition for the Blue Devils, but the program added Marvin Bagley in the summer, further pushing Tucker down the rotation. He was then beaten out for minutes by freshman Alex O’Connell and sophomore Jack White.
“We support Jordan and his family’s decision,” said Duke head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. “We appreciate his commitment to Duke during his time here. Jordan represented our program well and we wish him the very best moving forward.”
NEWS: Freshman Jordan Tucker will transfer from Duke.
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) December 31, 2017
Tucker appeared in two games in a Duke uniform, playing 14 minutes against Elon and St. Francis (Pa.). He scored all six of his points against St. Francis.