RECRUITING: Four-star forward Talen Horton-Tucker picks Iowa State

Iowa State commits Tyrese Haliburton (second row on left in white sweatshirt), George Conditt (second row in middle) and Zion Griffin (first row in front of Haliburton) sit with Iowa State target Talen Horton-Tucker during 2017 Hilton Madness on Oct. 13, 2017.

Iowa State has landed a commitment from four-star forward Talen Horton-Tucker. The No. 109 prospect in the country, per 247Composite, announced his decision in a ceremony at Simeon High School Thursday evening.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound small forward chose Iowa State over other finalists Illinois and Xavier. The No. 28 small forward in the country officially visited Ames for the weekend of Hilton Madness.

Horton-Tucker joins Illinois prospects Zion Griffin and George Conditt, plus Wisconsin point guard Tyrese Haliburton, in Iowa State’s 2018 recruiting class. The commitment will most likely move the Cyclones into the 247Composite top-25 classes in college basketball.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

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