All Eyes on Trinity's Myles Turner

Myles Turner palming two basketballs

As the recruiting period for high school players to decide where they are going to play college basketball gets closer to the end, most eyes will be locked onto Myles Turner. Turner, the sixth overall prospect in the class of 2014, and the number two Center overall, is believed to be leaning towards the Kansas Jayhawks, or the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

The Duke Blue Devils currently have the top ranked recruiting class, with three commitments from players ranked inside the top 10, according to Jahlil Okafor (1), Tyus Jones (4), and Justise Winslow (9), have all signed on with Duke for next season, almost ensuring they will end the recruiting season with the top class. However, if Turner were to sign on with the Jayhawks, that could possibly change things. The Jayhawks currently have the 5th ranked recruiting class in 2014, with commitments from Power Forward Cliff Alexander (4), and Shooting Guard Kelly Oubre (12). Adding Turner to Alexander and Oubre would certainly be enough for the Jayhawks to jump the Kentucky Wildcats and take possession of the number two ranked recruiting class, and could potentially challenge Duke for that top spot.

If Turner feels like being big man on campus, many people feel like he would turn to Oklahoma State. If he were to choose the Cowboys, they would lock up their prized recruit in the class of 2014, the only commit who they would have ranked inside the top 50, according to The Cowboys currently have the 21st ranked recruiting class, headlined by Jared Terrell (63), Mitchell Solomon (72), and Joe Burton (88). Adding Turner to that mix would propel the Cowboys to a top 10 recruiting class, and put them in consideration for a top 5 class.

It is important to note that Kentucky, as expected, could be a major player in all this. Turner and Rashad Vaughn, the seventh ranked prospect in the country according to, both have offers from the Wildcats. Kentucky, who currently has the second ranked recruiting class behind the Blue Devils, would certainly rise to number one if they were able to snag both Turner and Vaughn. The Wildcats already have commitments from Trey Lyles (8), Karl Towns (11), Devin Booker (30), and Tyler Ulis (33).

Most of the top players in the country have already decided where they’re going to play college basketball next year. And with Turner being the biggest name still to be undecided, everybody will be on the edge of their seats when he is ready to make his announcement.