UofL, UK to battle for Turner?

LaTravis Turner, a high-flying 6-4, 180-pound swingman from Portland (OR) Lincoln HS, is raising eyebrows with his skywalking abilities on the AAU circuit this spring with the Team Oregon Select Nike Team and the Portland Elite Legends. Tubby Smith and UK have apparently been trying to get in contact with the young man. See what he has to say in his latest update.

Thanks in part to some solid performances at numerous tournaments, LaTravis Turner has been hearing from a whole host of schools, who are obviously intrigued with his elite athleticism and his improvement as a perimeter shooter. Cincinnati, Tennessee, St. John's, Clemson, and UNLV are some of the schools who have touched base. Recently an elite major school has shown some intrigue. "Kentucky has been trying to contact me, but I haven't been around," he said.

While Turner obviously likes the interest from the Wildcats, their main rival - Louisville - remains his favorite. "I've wanted to go there since I don't know when," said Turner. "I love their style of play, how they run and get up and down the court, and I like Pitino. They've been trying to find a date when I can visit, but I've just been so busy with football and everything."

The schedule has been jam-packed for Turner this spring, as in addition to the AAU schedule, he's going to several gridiron-related events. He played wideout this past year, his first season on the football field. "I've been going to camps and have been doing good in those," said Turner, who noted that schools such as Oregon, Oregon State, and Boise State have shown interest, and local Portland State has already offered a full scholarship for his talents on the gridiron. While he has expressed a desire to possibly play both sports in college, hoops remains his first love. "I'm still sticking to basketball," he added. "But I've been getting action in both really."


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