Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker has taken another step toward achieving his goal of playing in the NBA.
The freshman was invited to participate in the NBA Combine, according to a report from Alex Halsted of 247Sports.
Iowa State's Talen Horton-Tucker has been invited to the NBA Combine, per a source. That's a big step in the process for him to go in front of the top talent in the 2019 NBA Draft. The NBA Combine runs from May 14-19 in Chicago.— Alex Halsted (@AlexHalsted) April 30, 2019
The combine, which takes place from May 15-19 in Horton-Tucker's hometown of Chicago, is where the top 60 NBA prospects test their skills and measure physical traits for all 30 NBA teams, with scouts and general managers ever present.
Horton-Tucker can still return to the Cyclones by May 29, but the invitation to the combine does make a withdrawal less unlikely. Mock drafts are undecided on Horton-Tucker's NBA readiness, but his youth (he doesn't turn 19 until November) is a positive for teams looking to take a flyer on Iowa State's first-ever one-and-done.
Horton-Tucker averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his lone season wearing an Iowa State uniform.