Talen Horton-Tucker invited to NBA Combine

Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker will participate in the NBA Combine next month, according to a report by 247‘s Alex Halsted. The event, which showcases the top-60 prospects for June’s NBA Draft, will take place from May 14-19 in Chicago.

Horton-Tucker, who averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a freshman in Ames, is regarded as one of the more polarizing prospects in this year’s draft. Some draft experts consider Horton-Tucker a slam-dunk first-round prospect capable of climbing to right outside the lottery while others see him falling out of the first-round all together.

The 6-foot-4 Chicago native recently signed with the agency Klutch Sports, which is led by agent Rich Paul. Paul is a longtime friend of LeBron James and boasts clients such as James, John Wall, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Ben Simmons, Eric Bledsoe and numerous other NBA stars.

The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 20 and will be broadcast on ESPN.

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.