Men ink Lansing guard Travon Tucker

Lansing, KS - With a busy offseason for the athletic department as a whole, but specifically the men's basketball program, coach Shawn Condra and staff were able to add another in-state player in senior guard Travon Tucker of Lansing High School.

Tucker spent his senior season with the Lansing Lions after transferring from close by Topeka West where he played two seasons for the Chargers. He is a 6'2" guard who offers a wide set of skills including an ability to score from the perimeter, get to the rim, and defend both on and off the ball. 

"He's a smooth shooting lefty with a lot of potential to his game," assistant coach Jordan Strom said, "we're excited to add him into the mix and have the chance to further develop his game from where it stands right now."

In his senior campaign with the Lions, Tucker averaged a team high 11ppg while also contributing in various other statistical categories. With his impressive play on the court he also racked up multiple awards including the most notable, being named to the Leavenworth Times All-Area Team.

Joining a team that finished third at the NCCAA DII National Tournament, Tucker will be faced with the challenge of getting in the gym early and often, in order to compete for playing time on an experience driven team. But he views it as something that will help him grow not only on the court but as a young man.

"I'm looking foward to getting to know my teammates better," Tucker said, "they've already sort of taken me under their wings, and helped me understand what they're all about here at MCC, so I'm looking forward to growing with them all."

In deciding where he would attend college and further his education and his basketball career he took into consideration the fact that his mother, Shaunte Crochran is active in the military and that has forced them to move around from time to time, so he wanted to choose a place that would take him in and treat him like family.

"I'm glad to be a part of a great program, I love the family atmosphere and how close everyone on the campus seems to be" Tucker said.

From an academic standpoint, he plans to take advantage of the dual-degree program that Manhattan Christian College has been fortunate enough to set up with Kansas State University, where he plans to major in kinesiology at K-State and Bible and Leadership at MCC.

MCC Scoreboard

2/25/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 2s Arlington Baptist College | L, 88-81 
2/20/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 1 Barclay College | W, 109-90 
2/20/2021 | Womens Basketball vs. No. 5 Faith Baptist Bible College | W, 78-67 
2/19/2021 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 3 Faith Baptist Bible College | W, 93-70 
2/19/2021 | Womens Basketball vs. No. 7 Central Christian College of the Bible | W, 64-57