Turner has breakout spring

Myles Turner had a big weekend in Arlington, Tex. at the UA Invitational. The talented big man proved himself as one of the best shot blockers in the 2014 class.

Myles Turner is one of the breakout performers of the spring.

"In high school I wasn't getting the ball too much so that was a really problem," Turner told Scout.com. "I didn't start doing a lot of this until the second half of district. I've pretty much elevated my game since then."

A near 7-footer out of Euless (Tex.) Trinity, Turner can dominate a game defensively. He has great instincts, gets off the floor quickly and uses his length and timing to get his hands on shots in the paint.

"Shot blocking has always really been what I've focused on and I know that will carry me through my collegiate career," Turner said. "If they put it up I'm going to go get it."

Turner, who said he great grew from 6-foot-4 to 6-8 during his freshman season, credited his recent on the court success to spending time in the gym.

"It feels great," he said about the recent attention he's been receiving. "I've been preparing for this all my life and training for it. I'm just really happy to be out here with my team."

Offensively, Turner has a good set of hands and good touch around the basket. He also proved he was capable of stepping out and hitting jump shots. He hit two threes in a game on Saturday.

While Turner didn't become a household name until the spring, one school has been one Turner for quite some time.

"The very first school to come after me was Baylor in my sophomore when I really wasn't on the map as far as AAU," he said. "They came after me first. I have a great relationship with the coaching staff over there."

Will Turner factor that into his decision making?

"I definitely will," he responded. "Throughout this whole process there's going to be bandwagoners and people that stuck with me and the person I am."

During this past season, Turner said he heard the most from the Bears, Texas, Texas A&M, UT-Arlington and Kansas State.

To go with the schools mentioned, Turner also has offers from Arizona, Auburn, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, USC, TCU, UCLA, UNLV and Vanderbilt. Duke and Kentucky put in calls to Turner's camp last week.

Who is recruiting Turner the hardest?

"It's hard for me to single out one school in particular," he said. "I can't single out one school in particular but the Big 12 conference is recruiting me the hardest."

Turner is playing in the Pangos All-American Camp this coming weekend and he plans to take one visit while he's in the Southern California area.

"I'm going to take an unofficial to UCLA next weekend and an unofficial to Arizona as well," Turner said. "I'm not sure when I'm going to do Arizona."

While he's not currently rated, Turner will make a significant move into Scout.com's top 100 when ranking are adjusted this summer.

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