Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: Myles Turner Visits Texas


Myles Turner, a highly touted prospect for the Class of 2014 took an unofficial visit to the University of Texas this past Saturday.  Turner, a 6’11” center, is a native of Texas (Bedford) and is rated by ESPN as a five-star recruit.  He is also ranked by ESPN as the 2nd best player at his position and as the 2nd best player overall in the Class of 2014.

Although Texas suffered a 92-78 loss to Michigan State during Turner’s visit, he said he enjoyed being there.  Turner told, “The game was fun, that was the livest I’ve seen the Texas fans.”  He also went on to say, “I could definitely see myself there.”

The schools remaining on Turner’s list are Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Texas.  Along with Texas, he has also already visited Kansas and Ohio State.  Turner plans to take his next official visit to Oklahoma State when he finds the time to do so.

Turner says that Kentucky head coach John Calipari has been mostly in touch with his parents.  He hasn’t personally heard from Calipari in a while but Calipari’s pitch to him remains consistent, “Come on, handle your business, and hopefully move on.”  Kentucky has the potential to add Turner and/or Rashad Vaughn to their 2014 recruiting class this spring.

Despite acquiring the top center for the Class of 2014, Duke remains a strong candidate for Turner.  He doesn’t plan to sign until late in the spring so there’s still plenty of time for the remaining schools to recruit him.


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