|Born||February 24, 1943|
|Died||May 7, 2001(aged 58)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Jefferson (Dayton, Ohio)|
|College||Oklahoma Baptist (1964-1967)|
|NBA draft||1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Number||33, 23, 16, 35, 12|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||3,541 (10.1 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,740 (4.9 rpg)|
|Assists||342 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Albert Amos Tucker Jr. (February 24, 1943 - May 7, 2001) was an American professional basketball player. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Tucker is sometimes credited with inventing the alley-oop with his brother Gerald while at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
With his brother Gerald, Al was recruited from Dayton to Oklahoma Baptist University, where he played 3 seasons. Although he played before the introduction of the 3-point shot, he set a number of records, some of which remain 50 years later. He had 27 rebounds in one game, 2,788 career points, 996 points in a season, 50 points in a game, a 31.1-point season scoring average, a 28.7-point career scoring average, 21 field goals in a game, 365 field goals in one season, 266 free throws in one season, 1,252 rebounds in a career, 467 rebounds in a season.
A 6'8" forward, Tucker played four seasons (1967-1971) in the National Basketball Association and one season (1971-1972) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls, Baltimore Bullets, and The Floridians. He averaged 10.1 points per game in his career and earned NBA All-Rookie Honors at the end of the 1967-68 NBA season.
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