Myles Turner, the No. 2 player in the Class of 2014 according to ESPNU, will officially visit Kansas on March 5th.
Turner, a 6-foot-11 center, is considering Arizona, Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and SMU.
“I’m giving [KU] a really hard look,” Turner said in USA Today online chat in late January. “I like the fact that they signed two heavy hitters in Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander. I’m interested to see what’ it’s gonna be like teaming up with them at the Nike Hoop Summit!”
On March 5th, Kansas will play Texas Tech in the final home game of the season and it will likely be the last time Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid play a game in Kansas. It’s also senior night so Tarik Black will be honored.
In the previously mentioned online chat, Myles Turner said that Bill Self told Turner to not to come to Kansas if Joel Embiid returns: “Coach (Bill) Self told me himself [that if Joel] Embiid stays, it’s not worth my time,” Turner said.
However, Embiid is projected as a top three pick (if not the No. 1 overall pick) in next year’s draft. Usually that means a player will leave. However, Embiid is not your typical lottery pick since he’s only played basketball three years and has hinted numerous times he doesn’t believe one-and-done big men are successful in the NBA>
Next stop for Turner is Duke when the Blue Devils take on North Carolina on March 8th.