Deeshawn Tucker

2014 Point Guard: Deeshawn Tucker


The 2014 class is extremely deep in the state of Washington and one of the top guards in the class is Deeshawn Tucker. A dynamic 6’0, 160 pound point guard from Federal Way High School. He also plays for Rainier Vista AAU basketball alongside another impressive guard in 2014, Adrian Davis.

Deeshawn is electric and knows how to take the ball to the basket. In fact, he identifies this as one of his biggest strengths. He told me “I feel like I can go to rack whenever I want.” But he also likes to share the ball. One specific example was last season as a freshman, he had 12 assists and 7 points against Graham-Kapowsin. He has some passes that make you say “WOW”. And then he turns and splits a couple of defenders with a cross-over and you say “WOW”.

He is very electric and explosive. He can shoot from the perimeter, drive the hole, or find a teammate with an open look. He told me, “My other strengths is being a good defender and I am a team leader.”  When watching him play you will notice he is very vocal on the floor. He is a young point guard that has already developed the ability to be confident in his position and in his teammates.

He was the starting point guard for Federal Way as a freshman and they missed state by one game. This year they are looking to improve on that and many have identified Federal Way as potential State Champions Tucker’s senior year. He told me that he plans to stay all four years and has no intentions to transfer to a prep school.

As Tucker goes into his sophomore year of high school he has already heard from USC, Stanford, Denver, WSU, and UW. However, he said emphatically, “I want to go to UW” a few different times in our conversation,

This is a name to keep in mind in the 2014 class and if he keeps working hard and improving his game he could find himself as the number one point guard in the state. UW could find itself another top PG in 2014 because Tucker has his eyes set on being a Husky.
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