Craig Tucker

2008 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: Basketball

Parent: Janice Carter
Wife: Paula
Son: Jordache (Jody) Allen

Craig was rasied on the north side of Flint and attended Ralph Bunche Elementary, Emerson Jr. High and graduated from Flint Northern. Craig attended Coffeyville Community College.

Craig had lightning quick speed and great basketball knowledge and skills. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Flint Northern winning the Class A State Championship under the leadership of Coach Bill Troesken of which Craig played an intregal part.

In the championship game Craig poured in 26 points to lead the Vikings to a 67-56 victory over rival Pontiac Central.

While at Coffeyville Communtiy College in 1978-1979, Craig was Third Team All American and First Team All American in 1979-1980. He was Coffeyville’s all-time leading scorer (average 23.8 points per game and 27.7 per game).

At the University of Illinois Craig averaged 10.7 points per game in the first season and by the second season he was averaging 15.5 points per game.

In the 1982 NBA Draft, Craig was selected by the New York Knicks third-round 57th overall pick. Craig also played for the Continental Basketball Association.

Craig was a key part of the World University gold medal team in Mexico. AMong his teammates were Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics and Jeff Ruland of the Washington Bullets.

Craig is a utility attendant at Valley Hospital and resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.