After one year, freshman Myles Turner declares for NBA Draft


Photo Credit: Jenna VonHofe | Daily Texan Staff

Texas freshman forward Myles Turner announced via Twitter early Monday that he will be declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Turner tweeted his farewell along with a link to a YouTube video that gave a timeline of his year with the Longhorns and officially confirmed his decision to leave. 

Thank you #longhornnation it's been real! #hookemforever

Turner, a Bedford native, was a highly recruited high school athlete before making his decision to come to Texas last spring. The 6-foot-11 freshman averaged 10.1 points per game during his only season with the Longhorns, also tallying 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.

His decision comes a day after Texas head coach Rick Barnes was fired from the program. To read more about Barnes' departure, click here.

Turner is expected to be drafted in the first round.