Posted On: 06/19/19 3:00 PM

Thursday night is the 2019 NBA Draft.  While many are focusing on the “Big Three” at the top of the draft we wanted to take a look at prospects from the state of Illinois that could hear their names called on Thursday night.


Talen Horton-Tucker (Iowa State)

High School: Simeon
Travel Team: Team Rose
Class: 2018
Ranking: #2

High School Days:

THT was a prospect that early in his career who didn’t have the “prospect” look at all.  He was a bit pudgy and undersized, but two things stood out.  He had an insane wingspan which made you think he was going to grow and Horton-Tucker always produced with his high skill level.  He gradually improved and heading into his junior season was one of the top handful of prospects in the class.  He took it to another level the last two years of his career including a dominant senior campaign leading a Simeon team who many saw as the best in the state that season.  Horton-Tucker committed to Iowa State in one of the most crazy recruitment endings in recent memory.


Draft Outlook:

The former Simeon standout entered the draft as a

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