High-scoring swingman Rayjon Tucker is joining coach Penny Hardaway and Memphis as a graduate transfer, ESPN reported Saturday.

The 6-foot-5 Tucker averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds and shot 41.1 percent from 3-point range last season at Little Rock, earning second-team All-Sun Belt honors.

"Just the relationship I built with Penny and [assistant coach Tony] Madlock," Tucker said of his decision to choose the Tigers after visiting Kansas, Auburn, Iowa State and West Virginia. "And the learning I can get from the staff to get me to the next level."

Tucker, who also entered his name into the NBA draft and has been working out for teams, is ranked No. 2 by ESPN in its graduate transfer rankings.

Tucker played his first two seasons at Florida Gulf Coast (2015-17), averaging 6.9 points and 3.0 boards in 68 games (seven starts) before transferring to Little Rock.

If Tucker withdraws from the draft, he will join an elite incoming class that includes four recruits from the ESPN 100, including the No. 1 overall prospect, 7-footer James Wiseman.

--Field Level Media

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