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THT inks two-year deal with Lakers

Talen Horton-Tucker is officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The former Cyclone inked a two-year deal on Saturday with the team that drafted him No. 46 overall in last month’s NBA Draft. The terms of the deal are unknown at this point, but with the Lakers over the salary cap the most they could offer was $898,310 in year one of the contract and $1,517,981 in year two.

The Chicago native, who is repped by Klutch Sports, the same agency as Laker stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his one season as a Cyclone.

Horton-Tucker has been unable to participate in Summer League activities with the franchise due to a stress reaction in his foot that was discovered at the NBA Combine.

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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.

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