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Posted On: 10/5/15 6:00 PM

The Salem/Roanoke area has produced a lot of top tier basketball talent in the past, including current NBA players JJ Redick and Troy Daniels. However, the quiet valley town snuggled in the mountains of western Virginia continually takes a backseat in basketball talks in the commonwealth.
 
That doesn’t seem to bother Northside senior guard Kendrick Tucker, who despite leading his team to the state semifinals last season, where they lost to eventual 3A champions George Wythe, is still flying under the radar of college coaches and recruiters across the state. After their surprising run last season, he’s not worrying as much about his recruitment as he is about completing what they came so close to achieving in Richmond last year.
 
“Like any team our goal is to win a state championship,” Tucker said. “Seeing what we did last year, we now know what we’re capable of and it’s only driving us to work harder and have a better season. I don’t think anyone in the area thought we would make it that far in the tournament last season.”
 
Returning as the senior captain and leading scorer on a talented roster, he understands the important role he has

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