Jamil Tucker to return soon

Good news:

UVa. senior forward Jamil Tucker told ACCVirginia.com contributor Scott German tonight that he plans to be back with the Virginia basketball team after its trip to Cancun for the final two games of the Cancun Challenge.

Tucker was in street clothes for the Cavs’ 79-46 win over Rider Thursday night. The 6-9 sharpshooter was also in attendance for the team’s season-opening 85-72 win over Longwood last week and signed autographs for fans courtside as teammates took part in a formal autograph-signing session on the court following the game.

Tucker took a leave of absence from the team on Nov. 11 to deal with undisclosed personal matters.

It will be interesting to see how Tucker fits into the system that Coach Bennett is implementing. Opinions vary on that. Either way, I'm just glad to see that the kid is returning, and I hope he has a ton of success.