Former Simeon star Talen Horton-Tucker has a lot of qualities that make him a potential first round pick in this year’s NBA draft. He’s athletically gifted and a tough defender. His versatility on offense also makes him fit well in modern NBA’s positionless game.
But Horton-Tucker’s draft stock took a hit earlier this week when news broke that the 18-year-old had pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor theft after he stole about $16 worth of items from a Walmart in Ames, Iowa, in February.
Horton-Tucker said he’s met with 14 teams, including the Bulls. Though the misdemeanor charge has been a topic of conversations in those meetings, he isn’t worried about people judging his character based off the incident.