Myles Turner Introductory Press Conference

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

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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 - Pacers.com'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 - Pacers.com 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 Pacers.com 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 - Pacers.com'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 - Pacers.com'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 Pacers.com 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 Pacers.com after a pre-draft workout.
May 18, 2015  |  02:52

Myles Turner Arrives in Indiana

by Wheat Hotchkiss
Pacers.com Writer/Editor
@Wheat_Hotchkiss

Last night, the Pacers drafted Myles Turner out of the University of Texas with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. After attending the draft in Brooklyn, Turner flew to Indianapolis on Friday morning to get acclimated to his new city.

Turner was joined by Pacers President Larry Bird and head coach Frank Vogel for an introductory press conference with the local media.

PHOTO GALLERY: Myles Turner Meets the Media »

"I'm very excited to be part of this organization," Turner said. "Rich history, basketball country out here...I'm willing to work, willing to take my game to the next level. Whatever it takes to get this program rolling more than it already was."

Turner seemed at ease with the media, no matter if the topic was serious or light-hearted.

At one point, he gracefully explained how he wore the number 52 in college to honor his middle school friend and teammate Habram Rosario, who passed away from leukemia.

At another point, Turner joked about his one year playing football, calling it "the worst year of my life."

"For some reason, the coach decided to put me on the offensive line," he said, when asked to explain what made it so bad.

Turner also revealed a little insight into his family, including his mother, who grew up in Ft. Wayne before moving to Texas for her last year of high school. He said the she's the person who instilled in him the value of having a good work ethic. Turner also talked about his 12-year-old sister Mya, who shares some of his genes, as she's already 5-9 and wears a size 13 shoe.

A short while after the press conference, Turner was kind enough to join us for a Twitter Q&A. Fans submitted questions using the hashtag #AskMyles. It was a good chance to get to know the 19-year-old. Among other things, he revealed that his glasses are indeed prescription, he loves watching Netflix, and he's a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. He also revealed which number he'll be wearing with the Pacers (you'll have to watch the video to find out).

2015 PACERS DRAFT GEAR: Turner Jerseys On Sale Now »

To learn more about the newest member of the Pacers, check out both Turner's introductory press conference and his Twitter Q&A in the video player above.

And if that's not enough, we've also got a bevy of links from last night's eventful evening:

DRAFT NIGHT RECAP: Re-Live the 2015 Draft »

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Pacers Draft Turner and Young »

MONTIETH: Pacers Add Frontcourt, Point Guard Depth »

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 »

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