The Utes narrowly escaped with the overtime win over the Huskies on Sunday night.
2014-15 Started three games and played in 31 of Utah’s 35 contests … averaged 7.2 points in 20.2 minutes of playing time per game … shot 43.7 percent (73-167) from the field, 36.0 percent (40-111) from the arc and 81.8 percent (36-44) from the charity stripe … pulled down 73 total rebounds for a 2.4 rebounds per game average … had 18 assists, nine blocks and 12 steals on the year … posted eight double-digit scoring games … played a key role in Utah’s upset over Wichita State (12/3), scoring 13 points and pulling down four rebounds … scored a career-high 19 points against Washington (1/25) … matched a career-high with three steals against Carroll College … notched season-high six boards at BYU (12/10) and at Oregon (2/22).
2013-14 Honorable Mention All-Academic Pac-12 selection ... Started 22 games and played in all 33 for Utah ... Sixth in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage at 41.4 ... Totaled career-highs of 18 points (four three-pointers) and six rebounds in the Utah victory over USC ... In the second game against the Trojans, he added 13 points ... Notched 12 points and three rebounds in the win over Idaho State ... Scored 10 points at No. 1 Arizona ... Had 10 points in the win over Fresno State ... Career-high three assists in the win over Oregon State to go along with 13 points ... Had a career-high three steals at Colorado to go along with 11 points ... Registered points in all but three and rebounds in all but six Utah contests ... Had eight multi-assist games
2012-13 Scored in 15 contests for the Utes, including eight of the last nine games he appeared ... In his first collegiate game, he scored a career-high 15 points vs. Willamette University ... Grabbed a career-high five rebounds in Utah’s Pac-12 semifinal contest with eventual champion Oregon ... Notched rebounds in 16 games ... Had assists in nine games, including a pair against Willamette and the College of Idaho ... Had a personal best three steals in a contest at Colorado.
High School Scored 12.4 points per game as a senior to go with 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.5 steals per contest ... shot 45% from the field for the season (153-of-340) and knocked down 80% of his free throws (52-of-65) ... named the 2011-12 CIF-Southern Section Player of the Year ... also named first-team All-Div. 4 and Honorable Mention All-State selection by Max Preps.
Personal Dakarai Tucker is the son of Kimberly Maxwell ... born May 13, 1994 ... majoring in communications.