| 190 lb (86 kg)|
6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
| February 24, 1943
Dayton, Ohio (1943-02-24) |
Jefferson (Dayton, Ohio)
Oklahoma Baptist (1964–1967)
1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
May 7, 2001, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Oklahoma Baptist University
Al Tucker Wikipedia
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 is notable as the Seattle SuperSonics' first ever NBA draft pick, selected sixth overall in the 1967 NBA draft. Tucker was also selected in the 1967 ABA Draft by the Oakland Oaks.
Tucker's father played for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1940.