Will Cards make the cut for Myles Turner?

One of the fastest rising prospects in the Class of 2014 this summer has been Myles Turner. He went from unranked into the top 10 with over 60 scholarship offers. He's narrowed the list once and is ready to do it again. Where does Louisville stand with the big man from Texas?

Myles Turner has already narrowed his list one time this summer, cutting it from the more than 60 schools who offered scholarships to 25.

Now, the 7-foot big man from Texas who went from unranked into the top 10 with a strong spring and summer is ready to narrow it again.

"I am going to narrow it to eight after adidas Nations," said Turner, who is currently in Los Angeles competing in the adidas event. "Overall, my parents told me to do my research, the academics, the system and the school.

"They want me to make sure I am doing my homework and I have been."

Perhaps the biggest story of the spring and summer on the AAU circuit because of his drastic rise, Turner said he's still having fun with the recruiting process.

"This summer has been a blast for me," Turner said. "I am just having fun. Nobody knew me this summer because I broke my ankle (May 1) last year and missed the entire summer. So, this has been fun for me."

Turner missed all of last spring and summer and gained about 25 pounds of weight and muscle while he was out with the ankle injury.

"People didn't know too much about me," Turner said. "So it's been fun for me to come out here and prove it against really good competition."

Turner said he wasn't sure what schools would be on the list of eight when he announces it but said he has been "really looking into" Louisville.

Near the end of his junior year of high school, Turner had a research project where he had to dissect and demographics and other things of a city the teacher assigned. He was assigned the city of Louisville.

"I learned the area itself is a real nice area," Turner said. "I think that will play a little bit of a factor, making sure it feels like home. I actually did a research project on school – just out of the blue – I was assigned Louisville."

But it's more than the city he's liking about the defending national champion Cardinals. He said he's building a good relationship with assistant coach Wyking Jones and U of L coach Rick Pitino.

"Just coach Pitino himself and the way he develops players," Turner said. "I like seeing a guy like Gorgui Dieng, improving and becoming the player he is."

Turner said he didn't think it would be "too difficult" to cut his list to eight. He said after that he would take his time and make some visits.

"When I do my research, I am looking to see if a school has certain things," he said. "If they do, they'll still be on my list."

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