Turner Is Hearing From Top Programs

The reclassified 2015 SG prospect, A.J. Turner, talks about his top schools of interest, including Michigan.

INDIANAPOLIS -- In May A.J. Turner reclassified himself as a 2015 basketball prospect when he decided to transfer to The New Hampton (N.H.) School for his final two years of high school. With the added year to improve his game, some top schools have turned up their interest in the soon to be(again) junior.

"Since I have reclassified, Syracuse and Florida have picked up their interest," Turner said. "I have been talking to Boston College since I re-classed. A lot of schools think it's a good move cause it gives me a another year to get stronger and ready for college. I still talk with Michigan and coach (John) Beielein and coach Bacari (Alexander), and they are just telling me they're going to watch me and send a couple of assistants out and see where we go from there."

Currently, Turner has offers from Iowa State, Providence, Arizona State, Rhode Island, to name a few. While the Wiolverines' have shown an interest, coach Beilein has yet to offer Turner. But if U-M were to extend an offer his way, he said it would think it over with his family.

"I would have sit back and weigh my options out and talk with my family," said Turner, on the possibility of a Michigan offer. "I wouldn't commit right away. I would have to see what my family thinks about it."

Turner says he is in contact with the Michigan coaching staff every two weeks and has been to campus numerous times already.

"They just got the new facility," Turner said. "Michigan is nice, real nice. They just telling me to keep working. Just keep working on my game and they'll be out to see me."

At 6-foot-6-, 185-pounds, Tuner is ranked the No. 15 SG in the latest Scout player rankings. However, he says he is not content with his game and will continue to improve heading into next season.

"I think I need to get stronger. You know going to this prep school is going to get me to what I need. I just need to get stronger, faster with my ball handling skills, my vertical leap, my core, but other than that I think I am pretty good."

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