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Basketball

Talen Horton-Tucker drafted by the Lakers

Talen Horton-Tucker is a Laker.

The one-and-done former Cyclone was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 46 pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn. The pick was traded to LA from Orlando. He is the first Iowa State product to be selected since Monte Morris was taken by the Denver Nuggets with the No. 51 pick in the 2017 Draft.

During his one year in Ames, Horton-Tucker averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while helping the Cyclones win their fourth Big 12 Tournament title in the last six seasons. He shot nearly 41 percent from the field and almost 31 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Horton-Tucker, along with current Lakers LeBron James and Anthony Davis, is repped by Klutch Sports.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.