Myles Turner, rated as the No. 2 college basketball recruit in the nation by ESPN and Scout.com, is expected to announce his decision from among eight prospective colleges next week. Hi personal elite eight is an impressive collection, but the disparate programs can’t all offer him the same advantages.
Arizona, for example, boasts an experienced roster that’s already a Final Four favorite even without the 7-foot youngster. However, Wildcats coach Sean Miller is far from proven when it comes to developing future NBA centers.
Here is a look at all eight schools on Turner’s list, focusing on how appealing they’re likely to be to the presumptive one-and-done big man. These rankings reflect a combination of how much competition he’ll face for playing time, how good the team’s chances of 2014-15 success look at this stage and how well he can expect to be groomed for the NBA.