#OTRHoopsReport Prospect Eval: Myles Turner – Dec. 3, 2013

Class of 2014 post Myles Turner has the size to be considered a legitimate pro prospect at the center position.
*Courtesy of USA Basketball

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By: @BrandonClayPSB

Myles Turner of Euless, Texas stands every bit of 7-feet tall. Couple that height with good mobility up and down the floor and it comes as no surprise that Turner is one of the more highly sought after prospects in the senior class nationwide. Though Turner has not signed yet, he lists Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Arizona, Louisville and Texas. He’ll visit the Cowboys this weekend. The five-star prospect suffered a broken ankle after his sophomore season but recovered nicely after his junior high school campaign finishing off a jam packed summer with a trip to Colorado Springs for the USA Basketball Mini-Camp. Here’s our take on his play.

Oct. 2013 – USA Basketball Mini-Camp Evaluation:

Turner has legitimate pro center size and moves well for a prospect with that size as a high school player. He made a nice step through move to score in the post during the skill development breakdown sessions. It’s easy to see why all the schools mentioned above would love to have Turner on their 2014-15 roster. In this setting with a gym full of top flight posts, Turner was a little timid at times in his overall offensive game when playing amongst the elite post play. The five-star prospect really made his impact inside of the half court skill work and ball handling stations displaying an uncanny hand/eye coordination for a high school center. He took an 18 foot jump shot that looked good but didn’t drop inside of the 5 on 5 game play.

Brandon Clay teams up with Marques Burnett to talk Turner and the rest of the class of 2014 prospects on hand in Colorado Springs:

Highlights of Turner compliments of BallIsLife South:

Brandon Clay Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

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