Fishburne’s James Rucker commits to D2 Mount Olive
“It was just the best fit for me. I like their style of basketball. Their up-tempo style will fit me well,” said Rucker, who can play and defend either of the guard positions and was an important glue-type player for fifth-year Fishburne coach Ed Huckaby’s 2013-2014 Caissons, which made its second straight trip to the National Prep Championships.
Mount Olive finished 19-9 in 2013-2014, and nearly pulled off a major upset of D1 East Carolina before losing 77-75 on Dec.8.
Rucker feels he is ready to add to an already successful program with the self-improvement he was able to achieve in his year at FMS.
“Coach Huckaby gave me more time at one, and now I feel more confident at one and two. I feel like I’m ready for the next level,” Rucker said.