2014 big man Myles Turner to announce Wednesday on ESPNU

Already boasting one of the most talented recruiting classes in program history, Duke has one final chance to up the ante when center Myles Turner announces his college decision Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The 7-footer from Bedford, Texas—ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2014—will announce his college decision live on ESPNU's Recruiting Nation. Turner is currently considering seven schools: Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas and Texas A&M.

One of the hottest prospects in the nation, Turner has shot up recruiting boards in the past year since his standout performance at the NBPA Top 100 camp. He visited Duke in March for the North Carolina game. Turner is one of just three recruits in the ESPN100 who have yet to choose a school.

In ESPN's press release of the announcement, director of basketball recruiting Paul Biancardi fawns over Turner's size and athleticism, which should make him a force at the next level.

“Myles Turner can impact the game with his shot altering and blocking ability. His timing is excellent and his wing span is enormous,” explains Biancardi. “Offensively, it’s his face-up game, with range that extends out to the arc, that produces his scoring. His low post game and his overall body strength are under construction. However, Turner has ascended among the nation’s best. He is an elite prospect who oozes with potential and even is better young man.”
Should he commit to the Blue Devils, Turner would join center Jahlil Okafor in a star-studded Duke frontcourt next season. Point guard Tyus Jones, combo guard Grayson Allen and small forward Justise Winslow round out the Blue Devils' 2014 recruiting class.


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