The Atlantic Tech boys basketball program has been trying for years to gain some respect, not only in the Cape-Atlantic League, but around South Jersey. This year, led by five seniors in the starting lineup, the RedHawks may have announced their arrival as a program to be reckoned with.
Leading the charge was point guard Nasir Tucker. Despite being only about 5-foot-7, Tucker led the team in scoring with 311 points, in assists with 125 and in steals with 49. He hit 33 three-pointers and added an impressive 145 rebounds to go along with stellar defense. He had a motor that never seemed to run out of gas, and led Atlantic Tech to a school-record 20-win season.
With Tucker handling the ball, the RedHawks scored wins over quality teams like Cherokee, Atlantic City, Wildwood Catholic, Hammonton, and Bridgeton, and made it to the second round of the state playoffs.