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#24 Cliff Tucker
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: Chapin HS
Experience: 3 Letters

WILLIAMS ON TUCKER - "Cliff is an outstanding athlete who has had great moments during his first three years and is now a senior. he's going to be relied upon to be a key player for us this year."

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10) - One of five veteran guards returning in backcourt... Has ability to score in bunches... Hit .490 from field this season... Went 4-for-5 FG to score 9 points in just 13 minutes in opener vs. Charleston Southern (11/13)... Had 6 points, 2 boards and team-high 2 blocks in 14 minutes vs. Fairfield (11/17)... Hit 3-5 FG with 3 boards for 6 points vs. UNH (11/20)... Had 7 points (3-6 FG) with 3 boards, 2 assists vs. Chaminade (11/23) in Maui opener... Instant scoring with 13 points in 17 minutes in win vs. Winston-Salem State (12/22 -Perfect 5-for-5 from floor, including 3-3 behind arc with 2 blocks)... First start of season in win over Florida Atlantic (12/27)... Had 11 points (5-for-11 FG), marking first back-to-back games with double-figure scoring in his career (Also 5 rebs, 3 assists, 1 block)... Had 8 points in 16 minutes off the bench in win over #18/19 FSU (1/10 - 3-5 FGs)... Went 5-for-6 FG and 3-3 behind arc for 14 points in 17 minutes at Boston College (1/16)... Had 7 points in 21 minutes (3-7 FG) in win over Longwood (1/19)... Scored 9 of his 11 points in the first half vs. NC State (1/23 - 4-6 FG, 1-2 3FG, 2-3 FT)... Had 7 points, all in first half, in win over UNC (2/7 - Went 3-for-6 from floor, 1-4 behind arc)... Scored in double figures with 12 at #7 Duke (2/13) in 24 minutes (Went 5-for-13 from floor)... Finished with 7 points in win over Virginia (2/15) in 22 minutes (Also 3 rebs, 3 asts, block, stl)... Buzzer-beater 3-pointer to beat Georgia Tech (2/20 - Finished with 8 points in 9 minutes - First buzzer-beater to win since Drew Nicholas beat UNC Wilmington in 2003 NCAA First Round)... Had 5 points and career-high 7 rebs in 10 minutes vs. Houston in NCAA First Round (3/19).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09) - Averaged 20 points in a pair of games vs. NCAA National Champion North Carolina, including career-high 22 in win at Comcast Center... 16-for-26 from floor vs. Tar Heels for season... One of five Terps to score in double figures in exhibition win over Northwood (11/8), had 11 points in first half en route to 17 points, added 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals to all-around effort... Scored 8 of his career-high 14 points before halftime to finish as one of four Terps in double figures in season-opener vs. Bucknell (11/14), also had 5 rebounds, 2 steals... One of six Terps in double figures with 10 in OT win over Vermont (11/21)... Had bucket, board, block and assist in BB&T win over George Washington (12/7)... Good all-around performance vs. Delaware State (12/12) with 7 points, 5 rebs, 6 asts, 2 steals... Had 7 points (3-6 FG), 2 rebounds in 17 minutes vs. American (12/22)... Finished with 8 points (1-1 3FG) with 3 rebs, 2 blocks, 1 steal in 10 mins. vs. Charlotte (1/3)... Had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in 17 minutes at Duke (1/24)... Posted 18 points (8-14 FG) with 4 boards, 3 steals at #3/4 North Carolina (2/3)... Had 8 points (2-5 3FG), all in 1st half, during road win at Georgia Tech (2/8)... Scored career-high 22 points (8-12 FG, 5-7 3FG) in win over #3 UNC (2/17)... Had 17 points in 2nd half to spark Terp comeback... 5 treys matched Vasquez for most by Terp this season (2 was Tucker's previous career-high)... Had all 7 of his points at NC State (3/1) in the second half, helping Terps hold off comeback... Had 5 points, 3 rebounds and assist in 16 minutes vs. Memphis (3/21) in NCAA 2nd Round.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08) - Played in 32 games and made six starts as a freshman ... averaged 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 15.9 minutes per game ... accumulated 43 assists, 11 blocks, and 21 steals on the season ... scored seven points and pulled down three rebounds in 14 minutes at Syracuse ... came off the bench and scored eight points of 4-of-7 shooting from the field against Boston College in the ACC Tournament ... grabbed five rebounds and added a blocked shot and a steal at Duke (Feb. 13) ... scored seven points in nine minutes of action at Georgia Tech (Feb. 2) ... dished out a season-high six assists at Virginia Tech (Jan. 12) ... finished with a season-high 10 points and added four assists and four steals in 30 minutes against Holy Cross (Jan. 8) ... went 3-for-4 from the free throw line and came up with four steals against Savannah State (Jan. 2) ... recorded eight points and five rebounds in 16 minutes of action off the bench against Boston College (Dec. 9) ... scored seven points and added four rebounds and two assists against VCU (Dec. 2) ... scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds against Illinois (Nov. 28) ... grabbed a defensive rebound in eight minutes against UCLA (Nov. 19) ... finished with three points and two assists in nine minutes against Northeastern (Nov. 15) ... scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting from the floor in 15 minutes against Hampton (Nov. 12) ... earned his first career start against North Florida (Nov. 11) and recorded eight points, seven rebounds, and a pair of assists.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Ranked the No. 89 prospect in the nation and No. 6 in the state of Texas by Rivals.com ... participated in the 2007 Capital Classic at Comcast Center ... named the 2006-07 El Paso Times Boys Basketball Co-MVP ... a four-time all-district and all-city selection at Chapin HS... two-time first team all-region and all-state selection ... named the 2006-07 Athlete of the Year in Division 1-4A in Texas ... McDonalds All-American nominee ... named the 2006-07 All-Athletic Boy at Chapin High School ... averaged 21.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 4.4 steals and 2.8 blocked shots per game as a senior ... helped the Huskies post a 20-11 record during 2006-07 ... posted 19.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game as a junior ... standout performer as a wide receiver on the gridiron ... was named the 2007 El Paso Gridiron Player of the Year ... hauled in 939 receiving yards and 19 TDs as a senior ... two-time team captain of the football team ... recruited by Clemson, Georgetown, Texas Tech, UTEP, and UConn ... high school coach was Tom Shukit.

PERSONAL - Son of Regina and Clifton Tucker ... enjoys video games and watching movies in his free time ... majoring in family science... lists Juan Dixon as his favorite athlete ... Recipient of the William Franey Director's Circle Scholarship.

TUCKER'S CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonGP-GSMin-AvgFG-APct3FG-APctFT-APctOR-DRReb-AvgPF-DQAstTOBlkStlPts-Avg
2007-0832-6506-15.855-112.4918-26.30812-30.40027-4774-2.330-044251121130-4.1
2008-0934-5414-12.259-139.42414-37.37821-29.72424-3054-1.633-03021924153-4.5
2009-1032-1475-14.872-147.49017-49.34722-30.73316-3854-1.734-02427916183-5.7
Career98-121395-14.211186-398.46739-112.34855-89.61867-115182-1.997-098732961466-4.8

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