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