Turner has early favorite

Florida native Lamonte Turner told Scout.com he has an early favorite in his recruitment.

Lamonte Turner favors himself as a combination guard and this past weekend playing with MBA Hoops at the adidas Gauntlet, Turner certainly played that way.

"I try to get everybody involved, Turner said. "I'm also a scoring point guard. I try to make the defense respect me and that opens up the game for others. I just try to keep everybody happy."

At 6-foot-1, Turner is quick and effective when he pushes the ball. He's able to get by the first line of defense and at times did a good job of setting up his teammates for open looks.

"I've been going to the hole a lot more and that really opens it up for shooters," Turner told Scout.com.

Turner claims Florida as his early favorite
As a junior, Turner averaged 17 points a game and helped lead Jacksonville (Fla.) Arlington Country Day to a state championship.

Turner, a three-star recruit, currently claims scholarship offers from Florida, South Carolina, Miami, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wichita State, Murray State and West Virginia.

"It's still early," Turner said. "I'd say it's still early, but if I had to pick a leader right now, living in the state of Florida they are always around and I played with Brandone Francis, so if I had a leader right now it'd be Florida."

"They are coming at me really hard," he added about the Gators. "They are always trying to get me on campus and talking to my parents a lot.

Turner said he's taken a pair of unofficial visits.

"I took an unofficial to Auburn before the coaching staff changed," Turner said.

"I've been to Florida, but it was on Brandone's unofficial," he said. "I went with him. That was really good. It was a really good environment."

Turner is also starting to build a list of schools he wants to visit in the future.

"I want to visit Oklahoma, Miami and I want to go to Auburn again with the new coaching staff."

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