Jim Tucker (basketball)
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Jim Tucker Basketball
Jim Tucker
Personal information
Born (1932-12-11) December 11, 1932 (age 87)
Paris, Kentucky
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolParis Western (Paris, Kentucky)
CollegeDuquesne (1951-1954)
NBA draft1954 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Playing career1954-1957
PositionPower forward
Number14, 17
Career history
1954-1957Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James D. Tucker (born December 11, 1932) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'7" forward from Duquesne University, Tucker played three seasons (1954-1957) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Syracuse Nationals. In his second season, he was known for recording the fastest triple-double in league at the time, completing the feat in 17 minutes of action. The record would not be beaten until 2018, when Nikola Joki? would break that record in 14 minutes and 33 seconds of playing time. He averaged 4.1 points per game in his career and won a league championship in 1955.

Tucker and teammate Earl Lloyd were also the first two African Americans to play on an NBA championship team.[1]


  1. ^ Paul Kuharsky. "Pioneer Lived Out His Hoop Dreams". Black Athlete Sports Network.

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