Tucker remains a Tiger

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AHS girls #2

COVINGTON -- Meagan Tucker likes playing for the Tigers so much that the Alcovy point guard is taking her game to the next level playing for the Auburn Tigers after giving them a verbal commitment.

"It was my first choice, that's where I really wanted to go," Tucker, a rising Alcovy senior, said. "I like the coaches and I got along with the girls when I went there."

Tucker was also entertaining other offers from schools such as Mercer, Jacksonville State (Fla.) and Winthrop University (S.C.). A few other major programs including Florida State, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech also came to the table but it was a little too late. Once Auburn called her mind was made up.

Probably adding to the mix was that newly hired head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, who was Georgetown's head coach for the past eight seasons, wants to put her on the floor to contribute as soon and as much as possible.

The 5-foot, 8-inch point guard had an outstanding season as a junior as well as a stellar career with one year left.

Tucker, who has more than 1,000 points in a Lady Tigers uniform and is the leading scorer in Alcovy girls basketball history, averaged more than 15 points and four assists a game.

Now that she does not have the pressure of recruiting or trying to decide where she's going, Tucker can do what she does best as she tries to lead her team back to the Final Four in her senior year.

"I won't have to worry about it and I can just relax play well," she said.