Turner Intends to Wait Until Spring
Myles Turner
Myles Turner

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Myles Turner, the 6-11 center from Texas, said he'll probably wait to decide, but mentions UCLA and UCLA coaches prominently...

Euless (Tex.) Trinity center Myles Turner is in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the NBAPA Camp and is relishing being back on the summer circuit after missing it last year.

“This is a great experience for me, especially after missing last summer,” said Turner. “Going against the top players, the competition level is high.”

Turner has offers that span the country, and July will see him trim his list some.

“Next month, I plan to narrow my list down to 10 to 15 schools,” said Turner. “I’m looking at 12 now. By the end of July, I’ll probably narrow it down.”

Turner wouldn’t tip his hand but said a few schools have been aggressive in recruiting him in-state.

“It’s tough to single out particular schools,” said Turner. “Being from Texas, the close schools like Baylor and Texas are recruiting me hard.”

Several West Coast schools are pursuing Turner.

“I’m hearing from UCLA, UNLV, USC and Oregon a lot, too,” said Turner.

UCLA coaches have been recruiting Turner since they were at their previous schools.

“Coach (Steve) Alford came to my school right after he just got on the job at UCLA,” said Turner. “He started recruiting me at New Mexico and, when he went to UCLA, he was still recruiting me more. He’s a great guy, we hit it off very well and had a great conversation. Coach (David) Grace as well, he was recruiting me at Oregon State already and we had a good relationship so I know the staff there really well. I tried to get out to UCLA during the Pangos Classic but had an infection and couldn’t get out there.”

Turner isn’t opposed to leaving Texas.

“Distance doesn’t matter to me at all,” said Turner. “Anywhere I feel like can develop, I’ll consider them.”

The athletic 6-11 prospect said he will likely wait until the spring to decide.

“I don’t plan on signing in November,” said Turner. “After the school year, as I’m heading into summer is when I’ll decide.”

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