Daily Dose

Myles Turner

Welcome to the Daily Dose, a daily collection of random musings surrounding Longhorns athletics and recruiting. Today we'll look at the school's five-star center Myles Turner is considering and the odds he signs with each school.

Texas

The Longhorns have long been considered the favorite to land Turner's commitment, and with good reason. He took his last official visit to Texas where he's visited unofficially on several occasions. The fact that UT is so close to his hometown has been a plus he's mentioned to Scout.com before, as has the direction he views Texas' program is headed. The Longhorns will return everyone from a team that went 24-11 and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Turner is close to several of them and could come in right away and make an immediate impact in one of the biggest frontcourts in the country.

Percentage he'll sign:

40

Kansas

It's said that Kansas is the other favorite along with UT, and, at first glance, it might seem like an easy fit. Joel Embiid is gone to the NBA. But Cliff Alexander is a force to be reckoned with in the paint that will assert himself as one of the more dominant big men in the Big 12 as a freshman. He's a potential one-and-done like Turner who is looking to earn his stripes quick. He's going to play a lot, as is the multifaceted Perry Ellis. Then there's Jamari Traylor, who should earn some additional playing time with his NCAA Tournament game against Eastern Kentucky. That's a lot of minutes to dish out to post players. However, Turner is that good and the prospects of him teaming up with Alexander are as dangerous as any single player he could join from any of these teams. Not to mention, the majority of his life has been spent with KU winning Big 12 titles.

Percentage he'll sign:

25

Ohio State

The Buckeyes, theoretically, could still pull this one out. But it doesn't seem likely with the additions of Temple transfer Anthony Lee and Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson. Lee led the American Athletic Conference with 8.6 rebounds per game while adding 13.6 points per game as a redshirt junior. Those two pickups were insurance policies in many ways with it beginning to look like Turner was leaning toward a Texas-Kansas showdown.

Percentage he'll sign:

2

Oklahoma State

If there's a program that could use Turner's commitment the most for purely a moral boost it would be the Pokes. First there was all the disappointment that went into last season, which began with such high hope. Then came an offseason that saw Brian Williams announce he would transfer and one of their top recruits, Jared Terrell, receiving a release from his letter of intent. It's unlikely Turner would want to join a program losing so much and that also recently signed 7-foot-1 JUCO center Anthony Allen.

Percentage he'll sign:

1

Duke

This is the team you've got to keep an eye on today. Yes, they've got Jahlil Okafor in the fold. But the Blue Devils are fairly thin when it comes to offensive low-post scoring options. Amile Jefferson and Marshall Plumlee are both limited offensively and are more energy-rebound guys than anything. If you put Turner at the stretch-four with Okafor at the five, you've got the makings of one of the most dangerous starting fives in the country considering how absolutely loaded they are in the backcourt.

Percentage he'll sign:

15

SMU

One of the main things Turner likes about Texas is the fact that it's so close to home. So what about going to school 30 minutes from your house? SMU is literally in Turner's backyard and would offer quite the environment to play. You've got a hall-of-fame coach in Larry Brown and one of the nation's top recruits coming in in Emmanuel Mudiay. The Mustangs also have some of the more exciting players in a rebuilding American Athletics Conference that needs help down low.

Percentage he'll sign:

17

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