“He was the first one in the gym this morning before our shootaround,” Velasquez said. “I come in and the lights were already on and he had the ball rack out getting shots up.
“So he gets it. He’s a hard worker and he’s putting in a lot of time and it’s starting to pay off.
“That’s what we expect out of Jalen, being a senior, to lead by example on and off the court. He’s doing that.”
Indeed, the 6-foot-4 Tucker always makes time to get shots up before and after practice so he can knock them down in games. That’s what happened Friday night as Tucker scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half to rally the host Wolves to a 62-55 win over Romeoville.