Jazz Rayjon Tucker Flashes Show Stopping Dunk
Jul 23, 2020, 10:08 PM | Updated: 11:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There wasn’t much to write home about the Utah Jazz 101-88 loss to the Phoenix Suns. That is, there wasn’t until forward Rayjon Tucker stepped into the game. Tucker flashed his jaw-dropping athleticism with a fourth-quarter dunk against the Suns.
The former high school dunk contest participant has been looking for an opportunity to show off his freakish hops, but had struggled to get the right opening.
That changed with 1:37 left in the game, and the Jazz trailing 95-81, Tucker turned the corner against a Suns defender and destroyed the rim.
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The dunk brought the sidelined Jazz starters to their feet and gave Jazz fans a memorable moment in an otherwise forgettable scrimmage.
Tucker No Stranger To Dunk Highlights
Tucker is no stranger to highlight-reel dunks. The forward competed in a high school dunk contest against Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell and Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr.
Tucker was a member of the Milwaukee Herd, the Milwaukee Bucks G League affiliate until the Jazz signed him on December 23. The Jazz waived forward Jeff Green to make room for the defensive-minded wing.
The forward finished with two points and one rebound in 10 minutes with the Jazz against the Suns. The Jazz may need Tucker to for spot rotation minutes as they close the season in Orlando.
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