Cali wing commits to Utes


According to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune, Utahlanded a commitment from senior small forward Dakarai Tucker (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) late Wednesday night.

Tucker was named CIF Division 4AA Player of the Year as a senior. He chose the Utes over offers from Loyola Marymount, Nevada, St. Mary's, Santa Clara and UC Riverside.

Tucker will be the eighth and final newcomer for the Utes next season, joining small forward Jordan Loveridge (West Jordan, Utah/West Jordan), point guard Justin Seymour (Smyrna, Ga./Campbell H.S.), point guard Brandon Taylor (Los Angeles/Pacific Hills), center Dallin Bachynski (Calgary, Alb./Southern Utah), power forward Jeremy Olsen (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill H.S.) and power forward Renan Lenz (Yuma, Ariz./Arizona Western College). Transfer point guard Jarred DuBois (Los Angeles) will graduate from Loyola Marymount and be eligible immediately for the Utes.