It’s Talen Horton-Tucker, and everyone else who played college basketball in Iowa last season. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound freshman guard averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists for Iowa State, and then announced his departure to the NBA. He will be at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago next week, while Cyclone teammates Marial Shayok and Lindell Wigginton and Iowa forward Tyler Cook will start at the NBA G League Elite Camp and hope to be impressive enough to get promoted to the Combine.
Horton-Tucker is a first-round pick in many published mock drafts, including this one that came out Wednesday by Rob Dauster of NBCsports.com. But you want to know how he really is a hot prospect?
His agent is Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group. Paul’s clients merely include LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Ben Simmons and John Wall. Horton-Tucker turned 18 last November. How would you like to be 18 and have LeBron James’ agent working for you? For that matter, how would you like to be 18?