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02/27/2014

A great gesture by one of the best high school basketball player's in the nation

Df44ad6a-37d9-e211-a98a-002655e6c126_originalEULESS, Texas - Myles Turner can play college basketball anywhere he wants next season, but rather than decide early one of the primary reasons he waited was for his teammates.

Turner is a 6-foot-11, 230-pound senior center from Trinity High School, and ranked as one the top seniors in the nation. He is also the top remaining unsigned player. He is scheduled to make an official visit to Kansas on its Senior Day on March 5.

When I interviewed him recently, I asked him why wait?

"One of the biggest reasons is that I am trying to get some of my teammates exposure," he said. "I feel that (teammate) Adrian Wong is a Division I caliber guard. I would like to be able to help get some of my teammates somewhere if they want to keep playing basketball. This does not have to be the end of basketball. Why kill your dream?

"If (Texas A&M coach) Billy Kennedy comes to one of my games, maybe he knows another coach who need a point guard and he calls him and says he's seen one of my teammates. Or Division II."

On the day I interviewed Turner at his high school, Kennedy had stopped by to say hello.

Trinity's season ended with a 47-43 loss to Coppell in the state playoffs.

Turner also lists Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Ohio State and Texas as his finalists. He has also visited SMU.

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KC

Miles, Please do not waste your time at Kentucky or Oklahoma State.

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