Myles Turner is coming down to the final days before he makes his college basketball scholarship decision, and there have not been any major updates as of late. We will probably all get a couple more quotes from Turner at the Jordan Brand Classic, but my money is still on the Kansas Jayhawks until further notice.
That is mainly intuition, but it also factors in a couple opinions that I have heard from some trusted recruiting analysts in the past weeks.
Slam Online did a review of Turner’s Nike Hoop Summit performance, and I wanted to share some of that with you below since I was not able to make it out to Portland this year.
“Even before he was felled by an ankle injury—already,” Slam wrote. “Injuries are a concern of many observers when it comes to the late-bloomer—Turner didn’t have his best showing, though that certainly doesn’t take away from his potential. Physical strength is definitely an issue, however, and as tantalizing as his ability to knock down shots from range is, his tendency to float outside to the perimeter suggests to some that he isn’t enamored with physical play.”
That analysis made me think about how Turner would fit in with Cliff Alexander, and the answer is quite nicely. It would be a bit of a backwards post-up system, because Alexander, the power forward, would be occupying the low block and Turner, the center, would be spotting up behind the three point line.
One more Prep piece is coming your way today, and then also be sure to keep an eye out for some exciting news regarding Bryce Harper.