Texas Basketball: Myles Turner Is The Missing Piece To Longhorns Becoming Elite

By Cody Daniel

The anticipated wait for the coveted No. 2 recruit in the nation is finally over. Myles Turner is a Longhorn. Rick Barnes has positioned Texas as the favorite for the majority of the recruitment and today, his slump of missing out on premier in-state talent, and national talent for that matter, is finally finished.

Turner’s final decision came down to the choices of Texas, Kansas, SMU, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Duke and Ohio State. Based on the special talent Turner is, any program fortunate enough to land him would immediately become a force in the national championship conversation. Luckily for Texas, their already-loaded roster just added the superstar talent needed to become an elite team.

Turner’s storied recruitment as it pertains to the University of Texas has seemingly been based on his childhood love for the Longhorns, the reported role his favorite player and idol Kevin Durant played, and his desire to stay close to home in college. Turner has said before during various interviews that he would love to head to Texas and try to have the same impact on the program that KD did as a freshman.

Considering Turner’s wide range of talent including his shooting touch, passing ability, explosiveness around the basket and his dominant defender potential, coupled with the already-competitive Longhorns roster awaiting him, he could surely turn that dream into a reality and lead Texas somewhere special.

With his commitment, the rest of the college basketball world must be on watch. Texas basketball is back with Turner as the focal point.

Cody Daniel is a Big 12 Basketball Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter, Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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