Talen Horton-Tucker named to All-USA third-team

Jan 7, 2017; Arlington, TN, USA; Simeon Wolverines Talen Horton-Tucker forward (5) goes to the basket against a Cordova Wolves player during the game at Arlington High School. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State signee Talen Horton-Tucker has been named to the All-USA third team by USA Today. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard is considered the No. 65 player in the country and No. 2 player in Illinois by 247Composite.

Horton-Tucker earns the honor following a senior season in which he averaged 20.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and three blocks for Simeon Academy in Chicago. He led the school to its third consecutive Chicago Public League title earlier this year.

The four-star recruit is joined on the third-team by Notre Dame commit Dane Goodwin, North Carolina commit Nassir Little, Briarwood, N.Y. native Cole Anthony, the son of former NBA player Greg Anthony and Memphis native James Wiseman. Duke commit R.J. Barrett was named the paper’s national player of the year.

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