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Los Angeles Lakers | #5 | Guard

Talen

Horton-Tucker

PPG

9.0

RPG

2.6

APG

2.8

PIE

9.4

6'4" | 234lb | 20 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

NBA Champion (2020) Appeared in six games (one start), averaging 5.7 points, 1.3 steals, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 13.5 minutes per game ... Made first NBA start 8/13 vs. Sacramento, finishing with a career-high 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes ... In 19 minutes 8/6 at Houston, recorded 10 points (4-6 FG), two rebounds and a career-high four steals ... Made NBA debut 12/8 vs. Minnesota, appearing in two minutes ... Missed three games due to stress reaction, right foot (10/22-10/27) and 50 games due to G League assignment (11/1-11/5, 11/12-12/6, 12/17-12/19, 12/28-1/5, 1/10-3/10) ... DNP-CD five times (10/29, 11/8-11/10, 12/11-12/13) ... Inactive-CD seven times (12/15, 12/25, 1/7, 7/30-8/5) ... NBA G League (South Bay Lakers): Has appeared in 37 games (all starts) for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 18.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.7 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 37 points 1/18 at Memphis

BEFORE NBA

2018-19 (Iowa State): Big-12 All-Freshman selection … Two-time Big-12 Newcomer of the Week … All-Big-12 Honorable Mention … Started 34 of 35 games, averaging 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.2 minutes per game … Scored in double figures in 19 games, including six games with 20+ points … Scored a career-high 26 points with 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks on 11/20 vs. Illinois … Had multiple steals in 11 games, including a career-high five steals twice … Made at least two 3FG in 14 games, including a career-high six triples once … Tallied one career double-double

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Shirley Horton and the late Marlin Tucker … Was the fourth youngest player in Division I basketball last season … As a senior at Simeon Career Academy, averaged 20.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks … Led Simeon to three-straight City Championships … USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball Third-Team All-American … USA Today Illinois Player of the Year and All-USA Illinois Boys Basketball First-Team Selection … Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year, All-Area and All-City First Team … Had #5 jersey retired at St. Matthias Elementary School