Coming off a strong performance at the NBA top 100 camp this weekend Myles Turner a 6-11,225 pound center is creating a lot of buzz of being a top 10 prospect from almost every major recruiting service. Turner is from Euless, Texas and plays for AAU powerhouse Texas Select. Kansas and Oklahoma State have been involved with Turner for quite some time now, but since he has started to blow up over the summer Kentucky is starting to take note as well.
John Calipari doesn’t offer kids just to offer, and when he does it makes national news most of the time as its like an honor to be offered by the University of Kentucky. Calipari has offered 8 kids in the 2014 class, and if history repeats itself he will likely end up with half of the recruits. Karl Towns is the lone commit for Kentucky in 2014, but any of those 8 could pop anytime.
Myles Turner doesn’t have an offer from Kentucky yet, but said “It would be a blessing to get an offer from a school like Kentucky” this weekend at the NBA camp. Turner told reporters at the camp this weekend that “Calipari, and staff haven’t been able to see him a lot, but have been in contact and expect to see him a lot in July.
Turner is one of the biggest movers in a class that I can every remember as he went from #78 in the rivals.com rankings to now being considered as a top 10 prospect when the rankings are updated.
When asked about Kentucky this weekend Myles said “The first thing that comes into my mind when I talk about is Kentucky is the tradition, and success they have had overtime, and here recently under Coach Cal.”
Myles has offers from a lot of schools, and hasn’t trimmed his list as of now, but some of the headliner schools that are involved with him are Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Marquette, Texas, and UCLA.
I am not sure if Kentucky will offer Turner as they want Karl Towns to play the 5, and hopefully they get Cliff Alexander to play the 4, but if Kentucky misses on Alexander they could without a doubt go after Turner.