Iowa State’s 2018 recruiting class was already in good shape with Zion Griffin, Tyrese Haliburton and George Conditt already in tow. Then, on Thursday, another Illinois product made this a standout class. Talen Horton-Tucker, a small forward from Simeon High School in Chicago, announced his commitment to the Cyclones. Horton-Tucker, a top-60 player in the 2018 recruiting class, picked the Cyclones over Illinois and Xavier. At 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, Horton-Tucker was one of the most sought-after recruits in the Midwest. He was tabbed as a four-star prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports and generally considered the second-best senior in Illinois. His recruitment took off over the summer as he flashed his versatility and scoring ability on the AAU circuits. Horton-Tucker averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 43 percent from the floor during 12 games with the Mac Irvine Fire in the spring. He upped his production when he joined Team Rose at the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale in July, averaging 18.2 points on 42 percent shooting, seven boards and one assist over five games.
Top-60 forward Talen Horton-Tucker becomes fourth 2018 commit for Iowa State
Des Moines Register | Oct 26