Myles Turner: McDonald's All-American

Jamie Squire

The five-star big from Euless Trinity is on Rick Barnes' "Christmas in April" wish list.

As the Texas Longhorns gear up to make an NCAA Tournament run, five-star big man Myles Turner from Euless Trinity is warming up for high school all-star games. Turner will travel to Chicago in early April as a McDonald's All-American, one of five Texans playing in the United Center. He will also partake in the Nike Hoop Summit on April 12 and the Jordan Brand Classic on April 18. Yes, it's a busy month for Turner.

He recently took his third and fourth official visits, heading to see the Kansas Jayhawks and Duke Blue Devils. Prior to that, Turner visited the Oklahoma St. Cowboys and Ohio St. Buckeyes. Of course, the buzz amongst recruitniks is that Turner has promised the Texas Longhorns his last official visit. He'll take that visit over other schools he is considering, including the Kentucky Wildcats, Arizona Wildcats, and SMU Mustangs.

The question is when Turner will have time to take that official. Right now, Texas' and Rick Barnes' schedule is chock full with a little something called the NCAA Tournament. Until Texas is eliminated, a scheduled visit won't be set.

With three all-star games in a span of 17 days, spread out across the country no less, Turner's travel schedule is packed. Luckily, Austin is just a few hours' drive from Euless, but it's travel nonetheless.

Also worth noting: basketball's regular signing period kicks off April 16 and lasts through May 21. Turner had consistently remained adamant that he doesn't plan on signing until the spring, and he has even bandied about waiting through May before announcing a decision. Of course, as a five-star prospect, Turner also has the option of not signing a Letter of Intent at all, instead opting to work out a financial aid agreement with the school of his choice.

That gives Barnes plenty of time to recruit Turner, but it won't stop unfounded rumors like this from circulating. The bottom line is that until Turner steps foot onto campus, that fifth visit remains not unlike the Heisenberg principle. Uncertain.

Until then, it's just fun to enjoy clips like this. Fingers crossed that the talented Texan thinks Texas is the place to be next fall.

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