Myles Turner has announced on Twitter that he will leave the Texas Longhorns Basketball team and pursue his dream of playing in the NBA.
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) March 30, 2015
"We have not sent in the letter to the NBA yet," David Turner told ESPN. "But he's not coming back to Texas. He's going to declare for the NBA draft."
The 6-foot-11 Turner was one of the most highly rated recruits in the country. He averaged 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 22 minutes this season for coach Rick Barnes -- who was firedby athletic director Steve Patterson on Sunday.
Several NBA executives told ESPN that Turner is a likely lottery pick.
Here is the video he tweeted out, highlighting his short time at UT and thanking the fans for their support.