In the world of tighter newspaper space, these paragraphs were among the casualties that didn’t make the Thursday edition of The Gazette.
Incoming Iowa freshman Brennan Cougill talked about Anthony Tucker’s toughness and intensity while running the point. Here’s what Cougill had to say:
“He looks to hit you when you’re open and if you don’t finish, he’s going to let you know about it,” Cougill said. “He won’t necessarily be nice about it, but he’ll get on you to the point where you know you’ve got make that. It’s something that you don’t want to break, that trust he has, giving you the ball and expecting you to score.”
Last year few criticized Tucker’s shooting prowess but there were questions about his defense and ball-handling. To Cougill, those questions are almost above reproach.
“He’s a great defender,” Cougill said. “He shot it (well), obviously. He’s a better ball-handler than people give him credit for. It’s just that knack to make the big play with Tucker. It’s a big part of his game.”
Here’s a video of Cougill talking about other issues following his team’s game Wednesday night: