An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named Second Team All America by The Associated Press after his junior year, as well as the Big 12 Player of the Year and a unanimous All-Big 12 selection. Named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team. Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Selection (coaches) after his freshman year.
Junior (2005-06): Led the team in scoring (16.1 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg) and steals (66). Shot .515 percent from the field. Scored 20 or more points 10 times and had 16 double doubles. Had a season-high 26 points twice in wins over Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M. Recorded 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds against Texas A&M. Posted a season-high seven assists against Kansas. Totaled 59 points, 50 rebounds and 15 assists in four NCAA Tournament games. Averaged 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in three Big 12 Tournament games.
Sophomore (2004-05): Finished second on team in scoring (13.7 ppg) and second in rebounding (8.0 rpg). Missed the final 14 games due to academic ineligibility. Scored in double figures in 11 of 17 games played. Had season highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds in one-point loss to Wake Forest. Had 25 points and 10 rebounds in win over UNLV. Posted five double-doubles.
Freshman (2003-04): Finished second on team in scoring (10.4 ppg) and first in rebounding (6.8 rpg). Scored in double figures 19 times. Had season highs of 27 points and 15 rebounds in win against George Washington. Posted seven double-doubles. Totaled 21 points and 22 points in three NCAA Tournament games. Had 10 or more rebounds in a game eight times.
Strengths: Great rebounder for his size. Large wingspan allows him to play bigger than his listed height. Uses both hands well in the paint. Can attack the basket and finish. Good ball-handler.
Personal: Son of Anthony and Aleshia Tucker. Nicknamed P.J. (Pop junior) at birth by his father. Lived in Germany for five years while his father served in the Army.