Talen Horton-Tucker Biography
Talen Horton-Tucker is an American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.
Horton-Tucker went to St.Matthias School from first grade to eighth grade. Since 4th grade, he played on the basketball team there until he graduated.
Horton-Tucker was always one of the stars on the team and his classmates often told him he would make it to the NBA.
His number 5 was later retired at St.Matthias after he was accepted into Iowa State.
Talen Horton-Tucker Age
Horton-Tucker was born on November 25, 2000, in Chicago, Illinois. He is 22 years old as of 2022.
Talen Horton-Tucker High School Career
Horton-Tucker played at Simeon Career Academy where he helped the Wolverines to three-straight City Championships.
In ESPN’s ranking, he is a four-star recruit. He committed. He committed to Iowa State in October 2017, choosing the Cyclones over schools such as Illinois and Xavier.
He declared for the 2019 NBA draft after his freshman season. A few days later his teammate Lindell Wigginton also declared for the 2019 NBA draft.
Talen Horton-Tucker 2019 NBA Draft
Los Angeles Lakers
Horton-Tucker was selected number 46 in the second round by Los Angeles Lakers in the 2019 NBA Draft.
General manager Rob Pelinka explained their pick on Horton-Tucker saying; ” What we liked about Talen is he’s from Chicago, he’s got grit and grind to him.
Just really long and versatile. Strong defender, and playmaker. I think he’s going to be a really versatile player because his wingspan is elite. We see him as a guy who can switch, and guard multiple players.
He’s got a developing three-point shot, too. If he learns to do that, he can be a really, really strong guard in the league.”