The Little Caesars Player of the Week – Kevin Tucker

2 months ago Andrew Luberda 0

County Line Preps is pleased to have a sponsorship agreement with specific Little Caesars locations in Queen Creek and Coolidge.

Little Caesars, home of the Hot-‘N-Ready pizza, will sponsor the Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards as part of our agreement.

Each week, CountyLinePreps.com will announce the Player of the Week, accompanied by a Q&A with that week’s winner.

The Player of the Week will receive a gift certificate, redeemable for a two-liter bottle of soda, a pepperoni or cheese pizza, and an order of Crazy Bread, that will be honored at one of the two aforementioned Little Caesars locations.

Additionally, the Player of the Week automatically qualifies for the Player of the Month Award, which will be determined by a poll that will be posted on our County Line Preps Twitter account during the final week each month.

The Player of the Month will receive a plaque and a $25 Little Caesars gift card.

Now that we’ve provided details of both awards, we are pleased to announce this week’s Little Caesars Player of Week:

Kevin Tucker

San Tan Foothills

Sophomore

5’7 Guard

The fact that Tucker is one of two team captains on the Sabercats’ team says a lot about what his teammates and head coach Joe Galish think of the second-year varsity starter.

Tucker is averaging nearly 13 points per game, which makes him the Cats’ second-leading scorer.

The Sabercats are off to be their best start in recent years, going 12 – 5 so far, including three-straight wins against 3A Benjamin Franklin. It was Tucker’s game-winning shot in the last meeting between the teams on Dec. 12 that earned him the honor of being named our last Little Caesars Player of the Week of 2017:

County Line Preps:  What did Coach Galish say in the huddle before the game-winning shot?  Is that the way he drew it up?

Kevin Tucker (1).

Kevin Tucker:  In the huddle Galish told everybody to make sure that I get the ball and shoot the last shot. The play we ran was exactly what Coach Galish drew up. He told everybody to run to the hoop and I follow then pop back and shoot from wherever I get the ball.

CLP:  You are a two-year varsity starter as a sophomore and a leader on the team. How have you been able to take such a role as an underclassman?

KT:  My teammates trusted me to be a leader of the team and I just do everything I can to make sure I don’t let them down.

CLP:  You have scored in double digit in 9 of the 11 games you’ve played. To what do you attribute your success?

KT:  Every day in practice I work hard and do whatever I can to become a better player.

CLP:  What is your greatest athletic memory at STFHS, so far? (Editor’s note: Dumb question).

KT:   My greatest athletic memory at STFHS is the buzzer beater against Benjamin Franklin.

CLP:  What is your favorite sports movie and why?

KT:  I have two favorite sports movies and they are:  White Men Can’t Jump and Coach Carter. They are both great movies.

CLP:  Name one person you’d most like to meet and why?

KT:  I would most like to meet Collin Sexton and Trevon Duval. I love their game and the way they play.