Talen Horton-Tucker

Talen Horton-Tucker
Talen Horton-Tucker in the gym.jpg
No. 5 – Los Angeles Lakers
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (2000-11-25) November 25, 2000 (age 20)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High schoolSimeon (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeIowa State (2018–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentLos Angeles Lakers
2019–2020South Bay Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Talen Jalee Horton–Tucker (born November 25, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Horton-Tucker played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.

Early life

Born in Chicago, Horton–Tucker was raised on the Northside of Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. Horton–Tucker is the son of Shirley Horton and Marlin Tucker.[1] For elementary school, Horton–Tucker attended St. Matthias Elementary School in Chicago, where he had his No. 5 jersey retired.[1]

High school career

Horton–Tucker played at Simeon Career Academy where he helped the Wolverines to three straight City Championships.[2] A four-star recruit in ESPN's ranking,[3] he committed to Iowa State in October 2017, choosing the Cyclones over schools such as Illinois and Xavier.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Talen Horton-Tucker
SF
Chicago, IL Simeon (IL) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 26, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 33  247Sports: 65  ESPN: 66
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Iowa State 2018 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  • "2018 Iowa State Cyclones Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 17, 2019.

College career

On November 20, 2018, Horton–Tucker scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a win against Illinois.[5] As a freshman, Horton–Tucker averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 27 minutes per game. Horton–Tucker declared for the 2019 NBA draft after his freshman season.[6]

Professional career

Los Angeles Lakers (2019–present)

On June 20, 2019, Horton–Tucker was selected as the 46th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. He was traded on draft night to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick and cash considerations.[7] On July 13, 2019, Horton–Tucker signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[8] He was assigned to the Lakers’ NBA G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, for the opening of the G League season.[9] He made his NBA debut on December 8, 2019, against the Minnesota Timberwolves.[10] He received a larger role during the NBA Bubble as the Lakers had clinched the best record in the Western Conference and even started in the regular season finale.[11] On September 12, 2020, Horton-Tucker scored 9 points in 10 minutes off the bench in Game 5 of Western Conference semifinals, helping the Lakers secure a 119-96 victory against the Houston Rockets and advance into the next round. Horton-Tucker won an NBA championship when the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals in 6 games. He became the second-youngest player in NBA history to win a championship, at 19 years and 322 days.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 †  Won an NBA championship

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019–20dagger L.A. Lakers 6 1 13.5 .467 .308 .500 1.2 1.0 1.3 .2 5.7
Career 6 1 13.5 .467 .308 .500 1.2 1.0 1.3 .2 5.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020dagger L.A. Lakers 2 0 8.5 .500 .400 .000 2.5 .0 1.0 .0 7.0
Career 2 0 8.5 .500 .400 .000 2.5 .0 1.0 .0 7.0

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Iowa State 35 34 27.2 .406 .308 .625 4.9 2.3 1.3 .7 11.8

References

  1. ^ a b "Talen-Horton Tucker Bio". Iowa State Cyclones. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Simeon beats Orr for third straight city championship". Chicago Sun-Times. 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  3. ^ "Talen Horton-Tucker - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  4. ^ "Iowa State lands Chicago prospect Talen Horton-Tucker". 247Sports.com. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  5. ^ "Illini haunted by ex-recruit vs. Iowa State". Rock Island Dispatch-Argus. November 20, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Givony, Jonathan (April 1, 2019). "Iowa State's Horton-Tucker declares for draft". ESPN. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lakers Acquire Talen Horton-Tucker". NBA.com. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Lakes Sign Talen Horton-Tucker". NBA.com. July 13, 2019. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "South Bay Lakers Set Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. November 4, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Timberwolves vs. Lakers - Box Score - December 8, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  11. ^ "Talen Horton-Tucker 2019-20 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-08-15.

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