Today is Myles Turner Day. In approximately three hours (3 pm CST), Myles Turner will make his decision to attend either Kansas or Texas.
Yes. Kansas or Texas. SMU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and some other schools are being considered but it is widely believed that Turner is only seriously considering the Longhorns or Jayhawks.
That being said… SMU is still a darkhorse.
From most of the recruiting experts out there, they believe Turner will pick Texas.
Cliff Alexander tweeted out at 11:15 am that “Big fella know where he belongs @Original_Turner.”
We’ll find out at 3 pm.
If Turner ends up not picking Kansas, Bill Self and Co. could end up picking up a pretty good consolation prize in Devonte Graham. Graham, the top remaining point guard in the Class of 2014 narrowed down his college choices to N.C. State and Kansas earlier this morning on Twitter.
Graham could still come to Kansas if Turner picks KU but that means that someone on scholarship has to leave.
We’ll leave the speculation out on who that could be until after the Turner and Graham decisions.
Graham would give Kansas much needed guard depth and competition for Tharpe, Mason and Frankamp at the point guard slot. Whether you dislike Tharpe or not, Brewster Academy has produced some great players around the NCAA and especially at Kansas. Remember, Brewster is where Thomas Robinson played before coming to Kansas.
Now onto Class of 2015 and beyond
Stephen Zimmerman cuts list
Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot center, has cut his list to eight teams, per his Twitter account. The top five player in the class of 2015 has Kansas, Arizona, UNLV, UNC, Louisville, Kentucky, UCLA and Indiana on his list.
Zimmerman is from the Las Vegas area so it would seem that the West coast teams have an advantage in this recruiting battle.
Thon Maker in high demand
Thon Maker, the No. 1 player in the 2016 class, is getting a lot of attention lately. ZagsBlog reports that Kansas recently offer Maker and many other schools are visiting and talking to him.
Maker, a 7-foot center, is getting attention from Danny Manning and Wake Forest, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.
“They said that they thought he had a chance to be really good and really special,” Ed Smith, Maker’s guardian, told ZagsBlog. “They love what they say, they love his versatility, but they said they one thing they love is that he plays both ends of the floor. He played very hard, besides his skill, which his different. They love the fact that he played very, very hard while being as skilled as he is.’
Chase Jeter to make July decision?
Chase Jeter is expected to make his decision in July, according to ZagsBlog. Jeter cut his list to six earlier this month and it includes Kansas and Duke. Duke appears to be the frontrunner at this point for the post player.
Dennis Smith Jr picks up offer from Kansas
Dennis Smith Jr., a five-star guard in the class of 2016, recently tweeted he picked up an offer from Kansas. He’s very explosive. Check out this video of Smith Jr. below:
That’s it for now. Stay tuned to RockChalkBlog.com for more information regarding Turner’s announcement at 3 pm and how this changes the Jayhawks for next season.