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September 26, 2023

Five-star big man Myles Turner set to decide

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After a long recruiting process, consensus 5-star Euless Trinity big man Myles Turner will decide where he will attend school today at 3 p.m. on ESPN at Trinity

High School.

Turner will choose from a list of Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Duke, Ohio State and Texas A&M; on an ESPNU Recruiting special with the Longhorns entering as the favorite according to many including ESPN’s Reggie Rankin and Adam Finkelstein.

Back in Feb., Turner visited SMU for the Mustangs’ victory over Houston and called SMU a “dark horse,” when talking with’s Omar Majzoub.

Turner has a great relationship with the SMU staff and the idea of playing for a legendary coach like Larry Brown is something he and his dad talked a lot about.

“The SMU coaches have kept in contact with me,” he told Majzoub. “I talk to Coach Ulric Maligi a lot and Coach Larry Brown talks to my dad a lot. They have a great staff and they are very family-orientated.”

Turner called the newly renovated Moody Coliseum the second-best atmosphere he experienced behind Oklahoma State. Turner also has talked with SMU signee and fellow McDonald’s All-American Emmanuel Mudiay about playing together.

When Mudiay and Turner were on the same team for the Jordan Brand Classic, Mudiay didn’t pressure Turner too much because the pair both knows how good they could be together under Brown’s tutelage.

Although Turner would raise expectations even more for next season’s SMU team and he could do it in his hometown, the Mustangs are on the outside looking in it appears.

ESPN gave SMU a 5 percent chance of landing Turner behind Kansas (65 percent) and Kansas (20 percent) while Oklahoma State also shares a 5 percent chance.

Turner wanted to complete his all-star game circuit before deciding and has taken numerous in-home visits since those games, but not from SMU, who decided not to ask for a visit.

Texas got the last official visit from Turner and Turner’s favorite player is former Longhorn Kevin Durant. All signs point to the Longhorns getting Turner, but maybe Turner will “shock the world,” like Mudiay did and sign with the Mustangs.

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