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Mother of Cliff Tucker Jr. Regina Tucker speaks to the crowd during the jersey retirement ceremony during the retirement ceremony Friday night at Chapin High School, January 25, 2019 El Paso, TX, Andres Acosta | El Paso Herald-Post

Community, Chapin High Honor Cliff Tucker Jr. With Jersey Retirement Ceremony

It was a full house at the Chapin Gymnasium Friday night as the Clifton L. Tucker Jr. Jersey Retirement Ceremony was held before the Andress Golden Eagles – Chapin Huskies Varsity Basketball game.

Chapin Varsity Head Coach Rodney Lewis presented the Tucker family with two framed jerseys of the now-retired number 21 jersey.

On each of the framed jerseys, the inscription read: “Clifton L. Tucker Jr  1989 -2018 – No one wore it better, so no one will wear it again, you represented us well, El Paso Legend.”

Guest Speakers included Chapin High School Principal Robert Marsh, Andress High School Basketball head Coach Jim Forbes and Regina Tucker Mother of Clifton Tucker Jr closing out the ceremony.

Tucker, Jr. continued his stellar basketball career, playing for the University of Maryland, the NBA Brooklyn Nets’ development team the Springfield Armor, and several international teams over several years.

He passed away after a car wreck in 2018.

Cliff Tucker Jr. High School Career Accolades

2003-2004 Undefeated Freshman District Champs

Jv District Champs

2004-2005 Averaging 18 points, 9 Rebounds , 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks per game

*Bi- District Champions

  • Newcomer of the Year in the District and City.

2005-2006 Averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists , 3 steals and 3 blocks per game

  • District and Bi- District Champs
  • District Most Valuable Player
  • 1st team all City
  • All Region
  • All State team

2006-2007 Averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks per game.

  • Co- District & Bi- District Champs
  • District Co- MVP
  • City MVP
  • All-region Team
  • All- State Team
  • McDonald’s All American Honorable Mention
  • 89th ranked Player in the Nation

About Andres Acosta

Photojournalist / Sports Photographer I am fueled by the challenge to capture that "Special Moment" Covering : Sporting events at all levels which include youth, Prep, College and Professional Special Events: Concerts Fashion Beauty Pageants Do you have an event that you want us to cover? Email me at- Andres is available for freelance assignments and travel throughout Texas and New Mexico

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