Alando Forest Tucker is a professional American basketball player who plays as a small forward. Passing out of the Lockport Township High School, Tucker attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison and was an integral part of the team for his four years at the school.
As a freshman, Tucker had an average of 12.0 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game in 27 starts out of 32 games. In his sophomore year, he was plagued by an ankle injury that only allowed him to be a part of 4 games in the entire season. He applied for, and was given, a medical red-shirt for the season.
In his junior year, Tucker had an average of 31.6 points per game and was one of the only two to be named to the Herald News AA All-Area team that year. He increased his points’ average to 22.2 in his senior year, while averaging 7.7 and 5.7 in rebounds and assists respectively.
In 2007, Tucker hit the 2000-point mark in his college career and broke Michael Finley’s record as the leading scorer for his University with 2, 147 points. He became the record holder for the most points in a season when he beat Devin Harris’ total. In his final season, he was named as a Preseason John Wooden Award candidate and was also named as the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year. He was named to the First Team All-American by Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches and was also presented with the Lowe’s Senior Class Award.
In 2007, the Phoenix Suns picked Tucker at 29th overall, in the NBA Draft.