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Konner Tucker
25  Konner Tucker

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Paschal HS

Last College:
Sam Houston State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

Position:
Guard

Experience:
TR

UTEP ITEM
Named one of 12 Winter Conference USA Spirit of Service Award winners on April 2, 2013 ... completed 18 hours of community service for the 2012-13 athletic year, including speaking to children at local elementary schools.

2012-13 (GRADUATE STUDENT)
Broke a bone in his right (shooting) hand in the exhibition win over Southeastern Oklahoma State ... missed a month in recovery before returning for the UNLV game on Dec. 17 ... provided some much-needed offense in 25 games since, averaging 10.1 ppg (third on the team) while shooting 39 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from outside and 91.9 percent from the line ... led the team in scoring in seven games ... scored in double figures on 14 occasions ... C-USA leader in free throw percentage, making 57-of-62 attempts ... also 10th in three-point field goal percentage and tied for 11th in three-pointers made per game (2.0) ... for league games only, was second in free throw percentage (.886) and tied for 14th in three-pointers per game (1.8) ... made 27 straight free throws to start his UTEP career, and 26 in a row to end it ... tied for the team scoring lead with 13 points against UNLV ... made 4-of-8 shots, 3-of-6 three pointers and 2-of-2 free throws versus the Runnin' Rebels ... was perfect on nine free throw tries and hit a big three-pointer with 13 seconds left to clinch UTEP's 91-84, triple overtime upset of Oregon ... played 41 minutes against the Ducks with five rebounds and two assists ... named MVP of the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, scoring 18 points versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff and 17 against Nebraska ... converted 11-of-15 three-point tries in the Sun Bowl tourney ... C-USA Player of the Week on Dec. 24 ... 14 points (four three-point field goals) in 36 minutes at Tulane ... was 2-for-2 from three-point territory and 8-for-8 at the line, part of an 18-point night versus Marshall ... buried four three pointers and scored 16 points at UAB ... put 17 points on the board versus Tulsa, shooting 6-for-6 from the charity stripe ... season-high four assists against UCF ... tied his UTEP high with five rebounds at Rice ... nine points and four assists in the regular season finale at SMU ... one of six Miners to score in double figures in the C-USA Championship versus Houston with 12 points.

PRIOR TO UTEP
Leading scorer at Sam Houston State during the 2011-12 season, averaging 12.0 points per game ... shot 37 percent from the field, 33 percent from three-point range and 72 percent from the line for a team that finished 13-19 ... also collected 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.7 steals per outing ... ranked fourth in the Southland Conference in three pointers made per game (2.2) and eighth in minutes (31.8 avg.) ... scored in double figures 23 times in 32 games for the Bearkats, including his career-best 25 points versus Northern Arizona (12/20/11). He made 6-of-10 three-point shots in that game ... redshirted the 2010-11 season at SHSU after transferring from Wake Forest ... appeared in six games for the Demon Deacons during the 2009-10 season, tallying 13 points and four rebounds over 31 minutes ... spent the 2008-09 season at Lon Morris College, contributing 16.2 ppg to garner Region XIV first team All-Conference honors ... paced the league and rated 18th in the Division I junior college ranks in free throw percentage (.835) ... shot 46 percent from the field and 42 percent from three-point territory as Lon Morris posted a 26-6 mark and captured the Region XIV regular season title ... graduated from R.L. Paschal High School summa cum laude with a 4.1 grade point average in 2008 ... three-year starter at Paschal, finishing his career as the school's all-time leading scorer ... averaged 28.7 points per game as a senior (2007-08) to lead all Fort Worth/Dallas area schools in scoring ... a two-time unanimous first team 4-5A All-District choice, and was named the District Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... appointed to the 2008 TABC Class 5A All-Region Team ... was the second-leading scorer in the Metroplex as a junior with 23.6 points per outing.

PERSONAL
Parents are Mark and Sandra Tucker ... father played basketball at Oklahoma State (1977-79) and still ranks among the school's all-time leaders for free throw percentage, minutes per game, points per game and field goal percentage ... Mark Tucker set the Cowboys' single-season record for free throw percentage (.912) during the 1977-78 season and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls ... father also played for two seasons at Tulsa before transferring to OSU ... has two older sisters and one older brother ... brother Kyle played two seasons at Northern Oklahoma College (2003-05) ... born 9/13/89 (Sapulpa, Okla.) ... graduate student pursuing his Masters of Leadership Studies at UTEP.

Year Cl. GP GS MIN AVE FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AVE PF FO A TO BLK ST PTS AVE
2012-13 GS 25 22 762 30.5 73 187 .390 50 126 .397 57 62 .919 4 38 42 1.7 56 1 36 42 0 9 253 10.1
Total 25 22 762 30.5 73 187 .390 50 126 .397 57 62 .919 4 38 42 1.7 56 1 36 42 0 9 253 10.1
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