Myles Turner Sets Ohio State Visit; Will Host In-Homes (UPDATED)
Myles Turner, one of the top big men in the Class of 2014, has set an official visit to Ohio State for Oct. 19, according to multiple reports.
Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, Texas head coach Rick Barnes and SMU head coach Larry Brown all saw Turner work out on Monday, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.
The 6-foot-11 Turner will also host in-home visits Wednesday with Texas’ Barnes and Kentucky coach John Calipari and then with Duke on Thursday, his father confirmed to SNY.tv.
Turner, who looks like a future NBA lottery pick, recently cut his list to eight schools: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Ohio State, Texas and Oklahoma State.
His only previous set official visit is to Kansas for “Late Night in the Phog” Oct. 4.
Turner previously told SNY.tv he will likely sign late.
“I’m going to probably verbally commit somewhere late school season but I’m not going to sign a Letter of Intent until the late signing period,” he told SNY.tv in the above video Friday at the Big Strick Classic. “Maybe like January, February. I don’t want to hold everything for too long, bring too much drama into it.”
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