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Having visited Ohio State and Oklahoma State officially, Myles Turner has now set an official visit to Duke.
The 6-foot-11 big man from Euless (TX) Trinity will trip to Duke March 8 for the North Carolina game, his father confirmed to SNY.tv. Las Vegas Bishop Gorman big man Chase Jeter also visits Duke that weekend.
Turner will also take an unofficial to Texas A&M this weekend.
“I really like Coach K and the history Duke has with producing NBA talent,” Turner said in a recent USA Today chat. “I could definitely play alongside another big man [Jahlil Okafor]. In college and the next level that’s what I’ll have to do.”
“I definitely want him at Duke with me,” Okafor, who will be playing the McDonald’s Game in his hometown of Chicago, told Jason Jordan of USA Today. “I want to win a title and I want to play with the best.”
The visits were first reported by Paul Biancardi of ESPN.
Turner’s current list includes Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas. He also recently said SMU was a “dark horse” after visiting there.
David Turner said he wasn’t sure if his son would still visit Kansas and/or Kentucky.
DraftExpress.com has Turner projected as the No. 2 pick in the 2015 Draft behind Okafor and ahead of Cliff Alexander.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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