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Women's hoops gets third commitment



Two weeks before the early signing period, USF has picked up its third oral commitment for women's basketball, getting one this weekend from Tawatha Tucker, a 6-foot-2 forward from Fayetteville, N.C.

"She's a 6-footer who can handle the ball, who has athleticism and speed," said Kelvin Mills, her coach at Village Christian Academy. "She has a natural ability to create, and colleges have recruited her on the wing, at forward or as a center."

Tucker, who had previously committed to Old Dominion, committed during a campus visit to USF, Mills said. She averaged 16.5 points per game at Fayetteville's 71st High last season, and also considered Georgia Tech, Kansas State and Clemson before deciding on the Bulls.

USF coach Jose Fernandez already has commitments from twin guard Andrea and Andrell Smith of Lake Gibson. The Bulls also have a 2009 commitment from Orlando's Jennifer George.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:48am]


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