Jamil Tucker’s Absence Furthers Virginia’s Basketball Frustrations

Posted by Ben Gibson on December-11-2009 Add Comments

It's true—absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

After all, Virginia forward Jamil Tucker is far from an all-star. For his career, he has averaged a modest 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

However, as Virginia basketball continues to struggle out the gate, fans can only hope to see the senior swingman return to the lineup as soon as possible. Otherwise, the season might be over before it even begins.

Tucker is perhaps a player tailor-made for new coach Tony Bennett's system. More so than anyone else on the roster. Bennett bases his offense on players making shots, and Tucker is clearly the best shooter on the team. For his career, the big man has shot over 40 percent from behind the three-point arc an...

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