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Where Myles Turner Fits Best With His Eight College Program Finalists

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As most college basketball recruiting junkies know by now, Myles Turner will be announcing his college basketball destination in just one week from today on College Basketball National Signing Day. According to ESPN, his list of finalists is down to a top eight.

I'm going to rank the top eight teams on where I think the 7-foot-0 center will land and where he will fit the best.

8. Arizona Wildcats

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8. Arizona Wildcats

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Arizona already has a notable center on the roster in sophomore Kaleb Tarczewski, so I doubt they will pick up the HS star. However, they could combine for a killer low-post duo that no team in college basketball would be able to stop.

Chances: Almost non-existent

7. Ohio State Buckeyes

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7. Ohio State Buckeyes

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Ohio State is bringing in four top recruits in the 2014 class, meaning that Turner would make the fifth, battling for a star role. Don't forget the fact that Amir Williams is this team's starter at the center position, making for an almost impossible situation in the post.

Chances: Almost non-existent

6. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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6. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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Oklahoma State has a handful of guys on the roster who are pegged as a F/C and while Turner could be the one true center, I just don't see him committing to a team who is losing its top player in Marcus Smart and who already has five commits in the 2014 class.

Chances: Slim

5. SMU Mustangs

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5. SMU Mustangs

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In-state contender SMU seems to be a team on the rise with Larry Brown as the head coach. Although they didn't make the NCAA Tournament this year -- they were snubbed big time -- they still attracted a ton of attention from the college basketball world. Turner would be a solid fit for a great coach like Brown who would definitely mold him into a superstar.

Chances: Moderate

4. Kentucky Wildcats

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4. Kentucky Wildcats

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Every year it seems like John Calipari has the Wildcats in the running for every top recruit. Kentucky, barring a Calipari jump to the NBA, will be a top option for Turner. It looks like Julius Randle and Willie Cauley-Stein are going to head to the NBA, making Kentucky a prime option. However, the Wildcats already have a commitment from five-star center Karl Towns Jr., making Kentucky a team on the outside looking in.

Chances: Moderate

3. Duke Blue Devils

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3. Duke Blue Devils

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Imagine how scary Jahlil Okafor and Myles Turner would be in the post for at least one season. Okafor is a five-star incoming freshman that is currently committed to Duke, which could hinder Turner's chances to put his faith in Coach K. Turner would become a star in Duke's system, but he'd have to split time with a few other options at center.

Chances: Relatively High

2. Texas Longhorns

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2. Texas Longhorns

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Many see the Texas Longhorns as the favorite right now because they are the closest to home as Turner is also from Texas. He could be more of a finesse center and Cameron Ridley could be the big bruiser down low. Those two would be a scary combination in the post -- and it helps that Texas only has one other recruit in the 2014 class.

Chances: High

1. Kansas Jayhawks

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1. Kansas Jayhawks

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Kansas is my favorite to land the high school star at center. Turner would perfectly replace Joel Embiid in the post -- the fact that Embiid announced he was going pro today definitely helped Kansas' chances to get Turner. Put him and incoming five-star PF Cliff Alexander in the post and you have a national title-worthy frontcourt. If he doesn't go to Kansas, I'd be shocked.

Chances: Very High

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at connor.muldowney@rantsports.com.