Talen Horton-Tucker

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 239
College: Iowa State
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/25/2000

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 40โ€‹
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
โ€‹2019 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 46 by the Orlando Magic (rights traded to the Los Angeles Lakers)

Pros:

Crafty scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller guards
Adequate playmaker
Fairly good rebounder
Adequate defender that can get steals
Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
May struggle to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
May have weight and conditioning issues

Summary:

Talen Horton-Tucker is a strong, physical combo guard that has been rising up draft boards.  ESPN has him rated as a first round prospect for the time being, and Horton-Tucker could be a 3 and D type of player similar to P.J. Tucker if things pan out for him in the future.

Links:

RealGM Profile

2019 ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Rivals.com article on Horton-Tucker

Games Scouted:
3/9/19 Iowa State vs. Texas Tech

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