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With Turner’s commitment, expectations soar for Longhorns

Myles Turner (courtesy ESPNU/Twitter)

Myles Turner (courtesy ESPNU/Twitter)


When he pulled the burnt orange bucket hat out of its box last week, Myles Turner put a Texas-sized spotlight back on the Longhorns men’s basketball program.

Thanks to his commitment, many look at the Longhorns as a favorite to win next season’s Big 12 championship and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Turner, a consensus top 10 national recruit (ranked No. 2 overall by ESPN, No. 9 overall by Rivals), comes to the 40 Acres as the most heralded recruit since Kevin Durant, said the Dallas Morning News.