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Turner to Texas

Myles Turner picks UT. The consensus top player in the class of 2014 picked the hometown Texas Longhorns today at an announcement at his high school in Euless, Tx. And just like that Texas hoops enters 2014-2015 as a major contender.

Tim Preston’s thoughts on Turner LINK
Ultimately, Myles Turner decided to stay close to home. The 5-star forward from Trinity HS and consensus top post in the class of 2014 will only be a 3-hour drive from Austin, his new home he declared today in an announcement at his high school in Euless, Tx. Turner chooses the Longhorns over Big 12 rival Kansas among others this afternoon. Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Baylor, SMU, UCLA, and Ohio State were among the 60+ offers he received. Inside Texas’ Jesus Shuttlesworth has been all over Turner’s recruitment from the start. IT’s Eric Nahlin explains in the IT Myles Turner Compendium. Turner excels at defense, aided by an incredible wingspan, and great at timing his swats. On offense, he’s a great shooter, with range in the 20-foot territory. He’s also got a soft shot off the glass and can put the ball on the floor. The 7-foot-0, 240-lb senior had a tremendous career at Trinity HS and his summer camp performances against the best competition in the nation only solidified his high ranking. A bit of a sleeper until last summer, Texas was one of the first schools to recruit Turner, which made a difference in his eyes. Now, he’s no longer an unknown. He’s the top player in the country. Turner was named McDonalds All-American and Jordan Brand Class All-Star after a stellar senior campaign. He also participated in the NBPA Top 100 camp last June. He often drove four hours on weekends to Houston to work out with coach John Lucas. Turner is the highest rated recruit for Texas coach Rick Barnes since guard Avery Bradley was ESPNU’s No. 1 player in the class of 2009. He’s the last 5-star signee since Cameron Ridley two years ago. Myles Turner Highlights