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Tucker introduced as Montwood boys basketball head coach

EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) - It is a new era of basketball at Montwood High School. Former UTEP basketball player Konner Tucker has taken over the program and was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.

"Having the opportunity to be at a big time, 6A, Texas public school with the tradition and pride that Montwood has is a dream come true," said Tucker.

Tucker played for the Miners as a graduate transfer in 2012-2013, averaging 10.1 points per game. He also played college basketball at Sam Houston State University and Wake Forest University.

Following his lone season as a Miner, Tucker got into the coaching business and spent his first two years learning under former UTEP head coach Tim Floyd.

Tucker was introduced to the media in addition to his team on Tuesday and believes the Rams can win in year one.

"I think we'll be able to play the way I like to play," said Tucker. "We are going to be structured and organized. We are going to run some sets, but we will also have some motion. We want to sit in the half court and guard, but we will throw in some other stuff too."

The 2018-2019 high school basketball season will tip-off in November across the state of Texas.


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