Myles Turner Celebrity Life
Born on 24th March 1966, Myles Christian Turner is a professional basketball player in the United States of America. He plays for National Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers at present. Turner also played a single season with the Texas Longhorns but declared his intention to join the NBA draft of 2015. He was the 11th pick overall and was chosen by the Pacers.
The player was born in Bedford, in the state of Texas. His parents were Mary and David Turner. He began to play basketball when he was only 6-year-old. Turner studied in Central Junior High School. In his freshman year, he had a height of 6-foot and 2-inch and he led the team to 27 victories.
Basketball Career in High School
All through his high school, the player represented the Texas Select team at AU basketball matches during the summers and the springs so that he could get recognition and develop himself as a basketball player. He participated in popular camps and tournaments like the Nike Big Man Skills Academy, Adidas Nations, Elite 24 invitational, LeBron Camp, and the NBPA top one hundred camps.
In between Turner’s junior and sophomore years, he injured his ankle in the AAU play’s maiden spring game. Turner started receiving attention from the entire country while in his senior school.
He emerged as a sought after recruit because of his shooting ability, ability to block shot naturally, ball-handling skill, and athleticism. Turner ended his basketball career in school by recording 12.2 rebounds, 6.8 blocks, 3.5 assists, and 18.1 points per game. He led the Trojans to a record of 24-7.
Once he completed his senior year, he emerged as the one such sought after recruits who were uncommitted. Many analysts of college basketball and Rivals.com rated Turner as a 5-star prospect. Turner was also regarded as the Number 2 center in the country and was just behind Jahlil Okafor. Turner officially declared his intention to commit to the University of Texas to play basketball on 30th April 2014.
He also participated in the McDonald’s All-American Boys Game in 2014 where he had 7 rebounds and 7 points. Turner as also a team member of the FIBA Americas Under 18 Championship of 2014 and helped his team bag a gold medal.
In the season of 2014 to 2015, while being a freshman for Texas, the player had an average of 2.6 blocks, 6.5 rebounds, and 10.1 points per game.
The player announced his intention to join the NBA draft on 30th March 2015 and gave up his college eligibility of 3 years.
Professional Basketball Career
Turner has been playing as a team member of Indiana Pacers from 2015 to till date. In the season of 2015, the Indiana Pacers chose him in the NBA draft of 2017 and he was the 11th pick overall. However, he could not play 21 games from 13th November to 28th December after undergoing surgery of repairing a left thumb fracture.
In the season of 2016 to 2017, Pacer had 16 rebounds, his career-high performance, and 30 points. His team won the match overtime against the Dallas Mavericks. He signed a contract worth 72 million USD for 4 years on 16th October 2018 with the Indiana Pacers.
Turner played brilliantly by recording 7 blocks, his career-high on 5th March when his team defeated the team Chicago Bulls with the final score being a 105-96.
Turner recorded 17 rebounds, a career-high, and 18 points on 23rd December and his team won the match against the Wizards. He had 28 points, a season-high on 18th March although his team lost this time to the Trail Blazers. The final score in the game was 106-98.
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