Talen Horton-Tucker

Talen Horton Tucker 2021: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Talen Horton-Tucker is a six-foot-four shooting guard who plays for Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He was born on November 25, 2000, in Chicago, Illinois, and his parents are Shirley Horton and Marlin Tucker. Horton-Tucker was the 46th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. 

Dec 13, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Horton-Tucker grew up in Chicago and attended Neal F. Simeon Career Academy as a teenager. The youngster gained massive attention owing to his achievements with Simeon where he led the school to three straight city championships. 


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After completing his glittering high-school career, Horton-Tucker committed to Iowa State when he played for one season before joining the NBA. He gained starting privileges as a freshman and averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists in his first season with the Cyclones. 

Horton-Tucker maintains a quiet personal life and hasn’t shared much details with the public. He is, however, rumored to have a girlfriend, although there has been no verification about the same. The Lakers’ guard was spotted with a woman named Kharaan on his prom night, and the couple are rumored to be in a relationship. 

The creators at NBA2K have given Talen Horton-Tucker an overall rating of 72 in the 2021 edition. 

Talen Horton-Tucker NBA Career

Orlando Magic initially selected Horton-Tucker with the 46th overall pick but later traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for a second-round pick and cash considerations. The shooting guard initially started off with the Lakers’ G-League team and made his NBA debut on December 8 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

He didn’t feature much during the regular season, but the Lakers gave him some minutes in the NBA bubble where he impressed tremendously. The Lakers went on to win the championship, and a teenaged Horton-Tucker became the second-youngest player to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy at 19 years and 321 days. 

The Lakers' Talen Horton-Tucker #5 passes the ball around the Clippers Reggie Jackson #1 during their NBA preseason game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, December 11, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Horton-Tucker evolved more as a sophomore and started off the 2020/21 pre-season in a spectacular manner. He posted 33.0 points against the Clippers in what seemed like a breakthrough game for the 20-year-old. 

Major Achievements

  • NBA champion (2020)

  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2019)

Talen Horton-Tucker NBA Stats

Talen Horton-Tucker’s yet to cement his place as a starter. However, he sure is a promising talent and one for the future. Here are his rookie year averages with the Lakers: 

Dec 13, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) moves in for a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports







Talen Horton-Tucker Current Contract

Horton-Tucker signed a two-year $2,416,291 million contract with the Lakers after being traded from Orlando. The deal’s entire amount is guaranteed and the youngster will be earning a salary of $1,517,981 during the 2020/21 NBA season. 

Talen Horton-Tucker Net Worth and Endorsements

Horton-Tucker is yet to establish himself as a star in the NBA. The shooting guard is destined to sign lucrative contracts in the future, but as for now, his career-earnings will be $2,360,147 upon the end of the 2021 season. 

Talen Horton-Tucker NBA Sneaker Contract

Horton-Tucker has been sporting Nike sneakers in the league since his rookie year in the league. The Lakers player has switched between Nike Kobe V, VII, and VIII and has also donned Kyrie Irving’s signature sneakers in the past. 


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Marital Status



NBA Championship Rings

1 (2020)




6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)


234 lb (106 kg)

7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)

How to contact Talen Horton-Tucker

Talen Horton-Tucker Instagram: 5talen


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Talen Horton Tucker Twitter: @Thortontucker