February 24, 1943|
|Died||May 7, 2001 58)(aged|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Jefferson (Dayton, Ohio)|
|College||Oklahoma Baptist (1964–1967)|
|NBA draft||1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Number||33, 23, 16, 35, 12|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||3,541 (10.1 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,740 (4.9 rpg)|
|Assists||342 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Albert Ames Tucker Jr. (February 24, 1943 – May 7, 2001) was an American professional basketball player. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Tucker is sometimes credited with inventing the alley-oop with his brother Gerald while at Oklahoma Baptist University.
A 6'8" forward from Oklahoma Baptist University, Tucker played four seasons (1967–1971) in the National Basketball Association and one season (1971–1972) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls, Baltimore Bullets, and The Floridians. He averaged 10.1 points per game in his career and earned NBA All-Rookie Honors at the end of the 1967–68 NBA season.
- 1968 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- 1967 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- NAIA Basketball Tournament Most Valuable Player
- Oklahoma Baptist University
- Andrieson, David (October 13, 2007), "Sonics ushered Seattle into the big time 40 years ago Saturday", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Posnanski, Joe (6 April 2008). "Get ready for alley-oop game between KU and Memphis". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2014.