Role Basketball Player
Career end 1972
Name Al Tucker
Career start 1967
|Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)|
Weight 86 kg
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Height 2.03 m
|Born February 24, 1943Dayton, Ohio (1943-02-24) |
High school Jefferson (Dayton, Ohio)
College Oklahoma Baptist (1964–1967)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Died May 7, 2001, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Education Oklahoma Baptist University
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.
A 6'8" forward from Oklahoma Baptist University, 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.
Tucker's father played for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1940.