All Hats Off to Horns, Turner After Impressive Debut, Big Wins
Texas basketball fans came out in force last weekend to check out the program’s newest star and see just how bright the immediate future might be.
Sparked partially by a strong returning cast and mostly by the arrival of heralded freshman Myles Turner and his bucket hat, Texas entered the season with a top-10 ranking. Nothing the more than 9,000 fans – the most to take in a Longhorns’ season opener since 2005 when 10,483 watched then-second ranked Texas beat Southern -- who turned out for Friday’s opener didn’t see anything to lessen expectations, both of the team and of Turner.
“Add Myles Turner to the list of impressive debuts at Texas,” wrote the Associated Press’ Jim Vertuno following Friday’s 85-50 win