High School: Trinity High School (TX)
Size: 6'10", 223 pounds
247Sports Ranking: 5-star (5)
If you've been paying attention to the class of 2014 rankings, you would have quickly noticed the ascent of center Myles Turner.
It's been a tale of two summers for the Trinity High School product.
Last year, he was not on a lot of recruiting radars. Of course, that was attributed to a broken foot that he suffered in the spring of 2012, causing him to miss out on showcasing his talents during the AAU period.
This year, Turner has made a statement as not only one of the best centers in the 2014 class but one of the best overall players.
Regarded as the fastest rising player in the 2014 class, Turner possesses an impressive skill set for a recruit of his size. With excellent size and athleticism, he runs the floor well at 6'10". His biggest strength is his ability to score while facing up his defender in the post. Additionally, he is capable of knocking down perimeter shots, as he shot 40 percent from three in his junior season at Trinity.
Since he has skyrocketed to the top of the 2014 class, a who's who of elite college programs have reached out. Most recently, Turner trimmed his list from 60 schools to 26 with another cut expected at the end of July.
Amid cutting his list, Duke cranked up its interest for Turner by extending a scholarship offer, according to 247Sports (VIP access required).
The Blue Devils are interested in adding two big men from the 2014 class. As it stands, Turner is being recruited with the idea of playing the 4-spot and complementing the best center in the class, Jahlil Okafor, at the 5.
Factor in the possibility of adding the best incoming point guard, Tyus Jones, and the opportunity for Turner to succeed at the next level is high.
If the idea comes to fruition for Mike Krzyzewski and his staff, Duke would be well on its way of securing the greatest recruiting class in school history.