Talen Horton-Tucker has become the first of what’s expected to be two Iowa State basketball players declaring for the NBA draft.
The freshman wrote on social media Monday afternoon:
“After speaking with my family and coaching staff at Iowa State, I believe that it is in my best interest to begin the next chapter of my life and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft!”
The NCAA says underclassmen can declare for the draft, yet return to college, if they don’t hire an agent. The NCAA also allows underclassmen to hire an agent if they’re invited to the NBA draft combine — and then return to college if they aren’t drafted.
Essentially, it’s similar to the process that Lindell Wigginton went through last season — testing the waters through the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Wigginton, however, opted to return for his sophomore season. It’s not clear what Horton-Tucker’s plan is.