Five-star basketball recruit Myles Turner commits to Texas


The Associated Press

Myles Turner, a five-star recruit in the class of 2014, committed to Texas on Wednesday in front of a national audience.

Daily Texan Staff

Myles Turner, the No. 2 ranked basketball recruit in the country according to ESPN, announced that he will attend The University of Texas to play basketball for Rick Barnes and the Longhorns, on Wednesday.

“There was a lot of things that went into this decision,” Turner told ESPN after he made his decision. “But just watching Texas work, they’re a real blue collar program. To join these guys and hopefully do something special next year would mean a lot.”

Turner, who was considering Texas, Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, SMU, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, made the announcement on national television from his high school gym in Euless, Texas.

He averaged 16.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and 8.7 blocks in his senior season at Euless Trinity High School this year. 

Turner, a 7-foot, 240-pound center, is the most highly touted prospect to commit to the Longhorns since Kevin Durant. He will join a Texas team that will be returning all ten of its lettermen from last season.