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2014 C Myles Turner Officially Receives a Kentucky Wildcats Offer

The five-star big man from Euless (TX) Trinity finally receives an offer after listing Kentucky among his semi-finalists.


Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari swung by Euless, Texas on Wednesday to visit Myles Turner. Turner, a center from Euless Trinity, had risen to five-star status over the summer. The 6' 10" big man had arguably the best AAU season of any prospect in the 2014 class, rising from outside the top 100 all the way into the top 10.

Turner's father, David Turner, updated the Courier-Journal's Steve Jones on Calipari's visit. According to the elder Turner, his son Myles officially received a scholarship offer. Calipari and assistant Kenny Payne made the trek to Texas and extended the offer as part of that visit.

David Turner also mentioned that his son would "definitely" take an official visit to Lexington, though a date has not been set. Turner did mention the possibility of visiting during Big Blue Madness on October 18, a date that Calipari himself suggested.

Currently, the Turners have a few official visits set. Myles Turner will be in Lawrence to check out the Kansas Jayhawks on October 4 for Late Night in the Phog. According to ESPN's Reggie Rankin, Turner will also officially visit the Ohio St. Buckeyes on October 19, and the Texas Longhorns on October 26. Despite the possibility of fall visits, Turner has maintained that he plans to make a decision later and sign in the regular signing period.

Assuming Turner follows through on those visits, that leaves just two officials left for him to take. Turner has yet to really narrow down his list. He previously listed the Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats, Oklahoma St. Cowboys, and Louisville Cardinals along with Kentucky and his three planned official visits. After Turner's close friend Emmanuel Mudiay committed to the SMU Mustangs, Turner also added SMU to his list.

Though the Wildcats already have an elite "stretch big" committed in the 2014 class, Turner would be a huge addition to the 2014-15 roster. It would be drool-worthy to watch Turner team with Karl Towns, Jr. as twin towers who could both patrol and protect the paint while hitting perimeter jumpers with ease.

Of course, that possible reality is still a long way off. Calipari needs to at least get Turner on campus for a visit. At the very least, extending an offer is a nice first step.