Update: Here is video of Myles Turner’s commitment on ESPNU, featuring a sweet Texas bucket hat.
Original: Bedford, Texas native Myles Turner was one of the final major chips to fall in this basketball recruiting class, and today he chose to stay in-state and play for Rick Barnes at Texas.
No. 2 recruit Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) makes the call: He’s going to Texas
— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 30, 2014
Turner is ranked second in the ESPN 100 behind only Duke commit Jahlil Okafor. He’s listed at 7-feet and 240 pounds, and reportedly considered offers from Ohio State, Duke, Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, SMU, and Kansas, which was considered a favorite along with Texas.
Turner joins four-star small forward Jordan Barnett in the Longhorns’ 2014 recruiting class. He joins a talented Texas frontcourt that already features center Cameron Ridley and forward Jonathan Holmes. Texas lost in the round of 32 in this year’s NCAA Tournament to two-seed Michigan.