Myles Turner is currently the best high school basketball player in the country who is not committed to a college program, and it seems he is nearing a decision.
“After the Jordan Brand Classic, I’m going to sit down with my family and do my best to set a date to commit,” Turner said.
It has been widely assumed that the top two teams on Turner’s list are the Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks, but the center claims that all nine of the schools to which he’s been linked are still in the mix. I would expect that he comes down to brass tacks around the end of April, although extenuating circumstances could shorten that time frame.
My money is on the Jayhawks, but my reason for it is mostly circumstantial. I do not think Joel Embiid wanted to enter the draft a few months ago, but after his back injury I anticipate him declaring just in case this is an injury that will linger into next season; that’s what I would do anyway. He cannot afford to pass up that first paycheck, and that is why I believe Turner will end up with the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk gets another blue chip and Bill Self gets another Big 12 title. What else is new?