Get to know UTSA men’s basketball junior guard Christian Tucker in this Q&A.
Q: Why did you choose UTSA?
Christian Tucker: “I chose UTSA mostly because of how the coaching staff built a great relationship with me during my recruitment process. Since first being recruited by UTSA, this was always the place I wanted to be.”
Q: What do you like most about being a student-athlete at UTSA?
Christian Tucker: “What I like most about being a student-athlete at UTSA is that I have been able to make relationships with so many students and athletes. I also have all the tools necessary to not only be a great athlete, but a great person.”
Q: How did you first get involved in playing basketball?
Christian Tucker: “Since I was a baby, I was always surrounded by basketball. My father had been working in the NBA for many years and took me under his wing. It was only right that basketball would turn into the sport that I love.”
Q: What are you majoring in and what do you hope to do following your UTSA career?
Christian Tucker: “I am majoring in communications with hopes of being a sports broadcaster. However, I plan on playing professional basketball with sports broadcasting as my backup option.”
Q: Is there any special significance behind the number that you wear?
Christian Tucker: “There is no significance. I actually didn’t even choose my jersey number. After my sophomore year, I had a chance to change it, but I felt like I was ruining something great.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about you that most people might not know?
Christian Tucker: “I’m very passionate about bowling. It’s something that I love to do and I am very competitive with it.”
Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?
Christian Tucker: “I would say that my brother is the most influential person in my life. He has been my best friend my whole life and has been there for me every step of the way. Through the highs and the lows, he is always there to give me support, but also criticism when I need it. I would not be the man or player that I am today without my brother.”
Q: Who is your sports role model?
Christian Tucker: “My sports role model is Jalen Williams. We went to the same high school and played together on the same team. Seeing him grow as a player when nobody believed he would get to the position that he is in now is inspiring. He is also one of my good friends, so it is great to see him succeeding in the NBA. Watching him turn into a great athlete has given me the motivation to do the same.”
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