Myles Turner is a professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season for the Texas Longhorns before declaring for the 2015 NBA draft and being selected by the Pacers with the 11th overall pick. As a freshman at Texas in 2014–15, Turner averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, earning 2015 Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors.
On March 30, 2015, Turner declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. In June 2015, Turner said, “The decision wasn't really that hard because I knew I would be picked pretty high, so I knew this was my opportunity to go.”
He attended Central Junior High School and throughout high school, Turner played AAU basketball for the Texas Select team during the springs and summers to further develop himself and gain recognition as a player, participating in well known tournaments and camps such as the LeBron camp, the Nike Big Man Skills Academy, the NBPA Top 100 camp, Adidas Nations, and the Elite 24 invitational.
Turner took part in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, in which he recorded seven points and seven rebounds. He also represented the United States in the 2014 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, helping the country win a gold medal.
Jawun Evans, from Greenville, SC. He played his high school ball in Texas where he was a 4 star recruit and earned McDonald’s All-America honors. At Oklahoma State he was named Big 12 Freshman of Year and went on in his sophomore year to earn All Big 12 honors and third team All-America. He was drafted 39th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers and immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He signed with Chinese sneaker giant Li Ning to be one of the new faces of the brand.