Myles Turner still waiting on a college decision

 Posted by at 4:30 PM on April 1, 2014
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Myles Turner

Myles Turner

CHICAGO — Don’t expect any college announcements during the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday night.

Myles Turner — the top uncommitted player in the senior class — is the only McDonald’s selection who has not yet decided on a school.

Turner won’t be making that decision this week.

“After all of the all-star games, I’m going to sit down with my family and make sure we get that all worked out,” Turner said Tuesday. “At this point, I’m just focusing on everything I have at hand this month.”

The next few weeks include Wednesday’s McDonald’s Game in Chicago, the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., the following weekend, and the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn the week after that.

Turner — a 7-footer from Texas — will not make a decision until after he’s completed those events. He has already taken visits to Texas, Kansas, Duke, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Southern Methodist and Texas A&M, and all of those schools remain under consideration.

Kentucky and Arizona are also on his list, but he has already used his five official visits and doesn’t have any planned at the moment. Still, he’d like to see what both campuses have to offer.

“If I can find the time, I definitely wouldn’t say no,” Turner said. “Just to say I’ve been there and just see what they have in store for me.”

It seems unlikely that UK or Arizona will land Turner, given the fact that he’s so far into his recruitment and has yet to see either school. He wouldn’t admit to any favorites Tuesday.

Orlando Antigua, who left UK to become head coach at South Florida on Monday, was Turner’s primary recruiter at Kentucky. The high school star said that he hasn’t heard from the Wildcats since that development, but that most of the calls from coaches go through his parents.

Playing in this month’s all-star events will give Turner a better look at some possible future teammates. It’s also an opportunity for those players to make a recruiting pitch.

He specifically mentioned Ohio State signee D’Angelo Russell, Kansas signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre, and the quartet of Duke signees as players who have been lobbying him this week in Chicago.


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