Myles Turner, the top ranked uncommitted player left in the 2014 college basketball recruiting class, is only days away from revealing where he will attend school. He announced recently that he would make the decision on April 30th, which should make sure quite a nice birthday present for me.
Some news popped up recently regarding Turner that I wanted to share with you all; “The Daily Texan” released an article about why the center should not join the Texas Longhorns and it has caused quite the stir on twitter.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 25, 2014
I know a lot of people on twitter have been dumping on this writer for seemingly ushering Turner out of the door, but I do admire how he was able to stay objective about the situation. This paragraph about the Longhorns coaching staff is to me the main reason that Turner will end up going to school elsewhere.
“Rick Barnes is a good coach” wrote Evan Berkowitz. “But would people rather play for him than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Kansas’ Bill Self or SMU’s Larry Brown? Turner will likely turn pro after one year, and, while talented, his game is in need of considerable molding. Barnes is not the best man to do that. Krzyzewski, Self and Brown all have considerable experience preparing players for the NBA.”
Lord knows that Turner will probably not going to be in school for long, so draft preparation has got to be a factor with where he ultimates chooses to play college ball. Something tells me the Longhorns and Rick Barnes are none to pleased about that fact, and they might even be a little ticked about the burn from a news outlet based in their state.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” -Confucius