Myles Turner Introductory Press Conference

June 26, 2015 - Pacers first round draft pick Myles Turner meets with the Indianapolis media for the first time.

Draft Night 2015

Scroll Video up Scroll Video down Scroll Video left Scroll Video right

Myles Turner Introductory Press Conference

June 26, 2015 - Pacers first round draft pick Myles Turner meets with the Indianapolis media for the first time.
Jun 26, 2015  |  08:17

Myles Turner Twitter Q-and-A

June 26, 2015 -'s Wheat Hotchkiss hosts a Twitter Q-and-A with Pacers first round draft pick Myles Turner on his first day in Indianapolis.
Jun 26, 2015  |  06:26

A Day in the Life: Myles Turner

June 26, 2015 - gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at first round draft pick Myles Turner's first day in Indiana.
Jun 26, 2015  |  02:52

Bird Press Conference: 2015 NBA Draft

June 25, 2015 - Pacers President Larry Bird talks to the media about the selection of Myles Turner and Joseph Young as Indiana's 11th and 43rd picks, respectively.
Jun 26, 2015  |  07:00

Denari and Johnson Weigh in on Pacers Draft

June 25, 2015 - FOX Sports Indiana's Chris Denari and Jeremiah Johnson analyze on the 2015 NBA Draft and the Pacers picking Myles Turner with the 11th overall pick.
Jun 26, 2015  |  01:41

Myles Turner: "Indiana is Basketball Country"

June 25, 2015 - Myles Turner talks with in the immediate aftermath of being drafted by Indiana with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Jun 25, 2015  |  00:28

Vogel on Draft Pick: "Turner has potential to be a great player"

June 25, 2015 -'s Wheat Hotchkiss talks to head coach Frank Vogel after the Pacers select Myles Turner with the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Jun 25, 2015  |  02:36

Draft Night: Myles Turner Speaks with Media

June 25, 2015 - Pacers draft pick Myles Turner speaks on a teleconference with media assembled at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Note: All photos provided by Getty Images
Jun 25, 2015  |  07:53

Vogel Press Conference: 2015 NBA Draft

June 25, 2015 - Pacers head coach Frank Vogel talks to the media about the Pacers' selection of Myles Turner with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Jun 25, 2015  |  13:26

2015 Pacers Draft Party

June 25, 2015 -'s Pat Boylan reports from the 2015 Pacers Draft Party at Latitude 360.
Jun 26, 2015  |  03:04

Draft Workouts: Myles Turner

June 14, 2015 - Texas forward Myles Turner talks to after a pre-draft workout with the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Jun 14, 2015  |  02:06

2015 NBA Draft: Pick 11

The Indiana Pacers select Myles Turner with the eleventh pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Jun 25, 2015  |  01:14

2015 NBA Draft: Pick 11

The Indiana Pacers select Myles Turner with the eleventh pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Jun 25, 2015  |  01:14

Draft Workouts: Joseph Young

May 18, 2015 - Oregon's Joseph Young talks with after a pre-draft workout.
May 18, 2015  |  02:52

2015 Draft Night Recap

by Wheat Hotchkiss Writer/Editor

In the 2015 NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers drafted Myles Turner out of the University of Texas with the 11th overall pick. They later selected Joseph Young from Oregon with the 43rd overall pick.'s Wheat Hotchkiss kept a running log on this page throughout the night, keeping Pacers fans informed as the night unfolded.

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Pacers Draft Turner and Young »

MONTIETH: Pacers Add Frontcourt, Point Guard Depth »

2015 PACERS DRAFT GEAR: Now Available Online »

2015-16 SEASON TICKETS: Register for Next Season »

DRAFT CENTRAL: Prospect Bios, Video Interviews, and More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Pacers Draft Myles Turner »

PHOTO GALLERY: Pacers Draft Joseph Young »

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Reactions to Pacers' Draft »

12:20 AM: That's a wrap from The Fieldhouse. We're posting the last couple videos to the site right now. Thanks for joining us!

Be sure to come back tomorrow afternoon to watch Myles Turner's introductory press conference, which we'll stream live on at 1:00 PM. We also will have a live Twitter Q-and-A with Turner streaming live sometime tomorrow afternoon...stay tuned for more details.

11:50 PM: Bird said that he thinks Young "has a good chance" to make the 2015-16 roster. Second round picks do not have guaranteed contracts, but the Pacers have had success in the second round (most recently with Lance Stephenson).

11:46 PM: Bird says Turner can play both power forward and center. The team knows he's young, but think he can grow into a major role. Bird says he thinks it will take "three or four years" for Turner to reach his potential, but "we think the sky's the limit."

Bird also reiterated that Paul George will play a lot at power forward next season.

11:44 PM: Larry Bird talking now. His comment on Joseph Young: "Joe's going to push the ball and make shots. We've liked him all year."

Bird said Pacers were surprised Young was still on the board at #43.

11:38 PM: OFFICIAL - The Pacers drafted Oregon combo guard Joseph Young with 43rd overall pick. Young, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, averaged 20.7 points per game as a senior for the Ducks.

Young was one of the players at the first pre-draft workout the Pacers hosted. Watch His Pre-Draft Interview »

11:35 PM: The Pacers are back on the clock. Several players who worked out in Indiana have gone recently: Rakeem Christmas, Richaun Holmes, Darrun Hilliard, Pat Connaughton, and Olivier Hanlon.

11:20 PM: A couple more players who worked out with the Pacers are off the board at picks 33 and 34. LSU shot-blocker Jordan Mickey goes to Boston, while the Lakers take Stanford sharpshooter Anthony Brown.

11:05 PM: The second round is now underway and things should move a little quicker now. With Turner on board, do the Pacers look for a guard with the 43rd pick? Or do they continue to stockpile depth in the frontcourt?

We'll find out the answer in roughly a half hour.

10:42 PM: Turner is on the phone with the media now. A couple things he's said:

He's always played in the post, but he credits his dad for always staying on him to keep working on his shot.

Turner was very impressed with Pacers head coach Frank Vogel taking an active role in his pre-draft workout.

He said he doesn't compare himself to any current player, but tries to take bits and pieces from various player's game, including Kevin Garnett, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Anthony Davis.

Turner feels most comfortable on the defensive end with his length and athleticism.

10:30 PM: Several players who came into The Fieldhouse for pre-draft workouts are now off the board: Trey Lyles, Cameron Payne, Kelly Oubre, Terry Rozier, Rashad Vaughn, Jerian Grant, Delon Wright, and Bobby Portis have all been picked. The 25th pick was just announced, so still 18 more selections before the Pacers draft again.

10:15 PM: Uploading a new video of Turner in the hallway at Barclays Center shortly after being drafted.

"Indiana is basketball country," Turner said. "I'm just very excited to be part of the organization."

On if he expected to be drafted by the Pacers: "(After) my workout, I had a good showing. They expressed some interest, but I had no idea who else they were considering."

10:00 PM: Apologies for the lack of updates. As you can see, we now have videos from tonight in the player above, with more to come. Turner should call in to talk to the Indiana media at some point shortly.

9:36 PM: Even though he's just 19, Vogel says Turner "has an NBA body." His wingspan was measured at 7-4 at the NBA Draft Combine and he has a standing reach of 9-4.

9:33 PM: Vogel is speaking with media now. Apologies about our difficulties with live stream, it seems to finally be working. We'll have full video of Vogel's comments up on in the next half hour or so.

9:28 PM: I just talked with Pacers head coach Frank about the pick (video will be up shortly). Vogel said he feels like Turner can both contribute early and also grow tremendously in his first few years in league. He said he believes Turner is a perfect fit for the Pacers' much-ballyhooed faster system next season, particularly with his ability to stretch the floor with his shooting.

Perhaps more than anything, Vogel played up Turner's character. Called him a perfect fit for Indiana's culture and locker room. Loved his eagerness to learn during his pre-draft workout.

9:18 PM: Here's a special greeting to Pacers fans from Turner himself (video courtesy of Jeff Tzucker, our Digital leader on the ground in Brooklyn):

9:10 PM: We're waiting for an interview with someone from the Pacers Draft Room. In the meantime, here are more Turner quotes from his workout:

On what he wanted to show the Pacers: "(I wanted to) show them that I've improved my transition game. I know that's one thing the Pacers are trying to do, get up and down a bit more, change their style of play."

On what he could bring to Indiana: "They’re just looking for some offensive versatility and I think I bring that to the table. Just my ability to shoot the ball from the outside, put the ball on the floor, and post up, I think that could help."

On posting up at the next level in addition to shooting the ball from outside: "That’s where my money’s going to be made at the next level. I know that for a fact. I’m comfortable down on the block. It’s something that I’ve shown more."

9:00 PM: Here's what Turner had to say about his potential when he worked out in Indy: "I think I'll become a great player. It's what I think of about every day, every night before I go to bed, you have to think about what you can be. I envision myself having success at this level. But it's not going to come without hard work."

Read More in Mark Montieth's story on Turner's workout. Read More »

8:48 PM: OFFICIAL — The Pacers have drafted Texas center Myles Turner with the 11th overall pick. Turner, a 6-11 big man, went pro after one season with the Longhorns, where he averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game. He's got a huge wingspan and figures to be a defensive force on the interior, but also has a really nice-looking shot for a player his size with potential to step out beyond the 3-point arc.

Here is my interview with Turner from his pre-draft workout: Watch Turner Interview »

8:42 PM: The Pacers are officially on the clock, as Miami takes Winslow with the 10th pick. It's time, folks.

8:37 PM: Frank Kaminsky is the first player who worked out for the Pacers to come off the board. The Hornets grab the National Player of the Year with the ninth overall pick. If you're still curious, here's our interview with Kaminsky: Watch Now »

8:30 PM: We're getting close! Mudiay goes seventh to Denver and Arizona wing Stanley Johnson goes eighth to Detroit. Duke's Justise Winslow surprisingly still on the board, as is everyone the Pacers brought in for a workout.

8:16 PM: Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein didn't work out for Indiana, but plenty of mock drafts had the Pacers taking him with the 11th pick. That's not happening, as Sacramento takes Mr. "Trill" at #6.

8:10 PM: A couple international players off the board at 4 and 5, with Kristaps Porzingis headed to New York and Mario Hezonja bound for Orlando. Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay is the surprise player to fall out of the top five.

7:54 PM: The "five minutes" between picks is lasting a little longer than five minutes. Philly takes Duke's Jahlil Okafor third overall. The Knicks are now on the clock, which is always an adventure.

7:45 PM: Mild surprise as the Lakers take Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell with the second pick. The draft has truly begun. It will be a few more picks before we see anyone who worked out for the Pacers come off the board.

7:38 PM: As expected, Minnesota takes Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the top overall pick. We're looking at 40-50 minutes before the Pacers' pick is announced.

7:10 PM: The Pacers brass is ready to go! Check out this photo from inside the Draft Room:

6:15 PM: We're less than an hour away. What kind of player can you typically expect at #11? Take a look at every 11th pick since 1980. 11th Picks Gallery »

5:30 PM: One important note for tonight's coverage — as team employees, the NBA will not allow us to comment on any reported trades until they are officially announced by the Commissioner. That mandate applies to everything posted on and the team's social media accounts. We won't report any trade until it is official.

5:10 PM: While you're anxiously awaiting Commissioner Silver stepping to the podium for the first time, be sure to check out our Draft Central page, which includes one-on-one video interviews with each of the 36 prospects who participated in a pre-draft workout at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

I have to say I was most impressed with the prospects who I spoke to during the pre-draft process. There's a lot of humble and intelligent kids in this year's draft class.

4:45 PM: Hello and welcome to your hub for all things Pacers on Draft Night 2015. We've got a large crew of staff spread across the country to give you the most comprehensive coverage you can find on what promises to be a big night for the Indiana Pacers. Whether it's on the ground at the 2015 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, back at the franchise's draft headquarters at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, or up at the 2015 Draft Party at Latitude 360, we've got you covered.

I'll be updating this page as much as possible throughout the night. So be sure to save a tab on your browser for us while you're monitoring the ESPN broadcast and frantically refreshing your Twitter feed. I can't tell you what's going to happen tonight, but I'm definitely excited to find out.

Related Content


  • Facebook
  • Twitter