Peterson: Talen Horton-Tucker met media in same building that was a big part of his Chicago roots

The Des Moines Register
Peterson: Talen Horton-Tucker met media in same building that was a big part of his Chicago roots
Peterson: Talen Horton-Tucker met media in same building that was a big part of his Chicago roots

It was fitting that another chapter of Talen Horton-Tucker's life included sitting in the same gym where he played games and worked out back when he was a kid, dominating the Chicago youth basketball scene. It also was fitting that his background — which included attending school at Chicago's Simeon Career Academy — was as much a part of his media interview session Friday than other questions that his agent told him not to answer. Horton-Tucker is still newsy in the Windy City, the high school phenom who starred in the rugged Chicago Public League and who survived Chicago's youth league politics. Everything that happened in his past, he said, in some fashion prepared him for the June 20 NBA Draft.

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