After one year, freshman Myles Turner declares for NBA Draft

Garrett Callahan

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.