Talen Horton-Tucker declares for the NBA Draft

That didn’t take long.

Just a few weeks after Iowa State was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, freshman Talen Horton-Tucker has declared for the NBA Draft.

Horton-Tucker averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season for the Cyclones. He is overwhelmingly considered to be a first round draft pick at this point in the process.

Horton-Tucker still has the ability to come to Iowa State after getting information at the next level.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.