While interviewing 6-foot-11 Euless Trinity senior center Myles Turner on Wednesday afternoon, in walked Texas A&M men's basketball coach Billy Kennedy. Oddly, he was not stopping by to see me.
His Aggies had played the previous night in Lexington, Kentucky - a 68-51 loss against UK - and he took a detour to talk to the second-ranked national recruit. Another frequent visitor of Mr. Turner is SMU men's basketball coach Larry Brown.
In case you are wondering, Turner does not list either SMU or A&M among his final favorites to attend college next season. Those are Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma State, Duke and Ohio State.
Turner is the highest-ranked recruit left not to committ.
He and his father, who was present at the interview while Kennedy popped in, said they would not make an announcement until the May signing period.
Myles Turner said since he has not made up his mind, he certainly respects the recruiting process and is more than receptive to talking to coaches such as Kennedy, or Brown or anyone else who wants to stop by and say hello.
If somehow Brown is able to lure Turner to SMU, it would be a mother load coup; the Ponies already signed Prime Prep guard Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 5 recruit in the nation.
Can't blame either coach for trying. Turner is just about as impressive of a 17-year-old basketball player as you could find.
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