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Indiana Pacers | #33 | Center-Forward











6'11" | 250lb | 25 years

Player Bio


In 280 games and 247 starts for the Pacers during his four NBA seasons, Turner has averaged 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. He holds career shooting percentages of .495 from the field, .363 from three-point distance and .771 from the free throw line. He has posted 47 double-doubles over his career, including 17 during the 2018-19 season. 2015-16: Turner played in 60 games and made 30 starts during his rookie season, posting averages of 10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 22.8 minutes per game. He shot 49.8 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Among NBA rookies, Turner ranked seventh in scoring, fifth in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage and third in blocked shots. He scored in double figures 28 times with six games of 20 or more points. Turner recorded 10 or more rebounds seven times with four double-doubles. He broke out with 25 points on 11-for-13 shooting from the field to go with a team-high seven rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench at Denver, 1/17. He added 15 points and four blocks in 31 minutes the following game at Phoenix, 1/19, before pouring in a career-high 31 points on 12-17 shooting at Golden State, 1/22. Turner became the first Pacers rookie to score 30 or more points since March 5, 2002, when Jamaal Tinsley finished with 30. He made his first-career start against Atlanta, 1/28, as he finished with 20 points on 9-for-17 shooting in the win over the Hawks. He recorded 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds on the day of his 20th birthday in the win over New Orleans, 3/24. Turner became the fourth Pacers rookie in franchise history and the first since Jamaal Tinsley in 2002-03 to be named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month as he averaged 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 51.0 percent from the field during the month of February. he averaged 11.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in 30 starts compared to 9.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in 30 appearances off the bench. He missed 20 games (11/13-12/26) with a chip fracture in his left thumb. Turner also recorded two DNP-CD’s. 2016-17: Turner started all 81 games in which he appeared during the regular season while posting averages of 14.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. He shot 51.1 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from three-point range and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. He cored in double figures 60 times with 15 games with 20 or more. He recorded 10 or more rebounds 16 times with 15double-doubles. Turner finished third in the NBA in blocked shots with 2.1 blocks per game. He rejected at least four shots 18 times during the regular season as the Pacers posted a 14-4 record in those games. He ranked 33rd in the NBA in rebounding, 22nd in field goal percentage and 36th in double-doubles. His .809 free throw percentage ranked fifth among qualified centers in the NBA, while his 40 three-point field goals ranked 10th among all NBA centers. He scored a season-high 30 points and tied his career high with 16 rebounds in the team’s Opening Night overtime victory over Dallas, 10/26. Turner joined Shaquille O’Neal and Anthony Davis as the third player in NBA history under the age of 21 to record at least 30 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in a game. He posted his 12th double-double of the year as he scored 17 points and tied his career high with 16 rebounds in the win over Philadelphia, 3/26. He finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds in the win over Brooklyn, 1/5, and teamed with Jeff Teague (21 points, 15 assists) to become only the third pair of Pacers teammates in NBA history in which one player finished with 20+ points and 15+ rebounds and another recorded 20+ points and 15+ assists in the same regular season game. He scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and tied his career high with six blocked shots to help Indiana secure a playoff spot in the season finale against Atlanta, 4/12. He became the seventh player in Pacers NBA history and the first since Paul George in 2012 to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. He finished with 12 points, four rebounds and a block in 18 minutes during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Turner missed one game (Nov. 21) with a sprained right ankle. 2017-18: He averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.8 blocks over 28.3 minutes per game in 65 appearances and 62 starts. He shot 47.8 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three-point range and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. Turner ranked third in the NBA with an average of 1.82 blocks per game, and despite missing 17 games due to injury, he finished seventh in the league with 118 total blocks. He scored in double figures in 41 games with 13 games of 20 or more. The Pacers went 9-4 in games in which Turner scored 20 or more points. He set a season high with 25 points as he shot 11-for-14 from the field to go with seven rebounds and four blocks in the win at Miami, 11/19. He matched his high scoring mark for the season with 25 points on 9-for-12 shooting in the win at Philadelphia, 3/13. He grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 12 games with 11 double-doubles. He finished with 21 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in the team’s Opening Night win over Brooklyn, 10/18. Turner missed the next seven games (Oct. 20-Nov. 1) while completing the NBA’s concussion protocol. He Missed nine games (Jan. 10-26) with a right elbow injury, and one (March 17) with a left ankle sprain. 2018-19: He averaged 13.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and a career-high 2.7 blocks over 28.6 minutes per game in 74 starts. Turner shot 48.7 percent from the field, a career-best 38.8 percent from 3-point range and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. He led the NBA with 199 blocked shots, which is tied for third in Pacers franchise history for blocks in a season. He also became the first Pacers player since Jermaine O’Neal in 2000-01 to lead the NBA in blocks. Turner recorded at least one block in all but five games and five or more blocks in 11 contests. He scored 20 or more points eight times and set a new career high with 17 double-doubles. Turner set new career highs in 3-pointers made (76) and 3-point percentage (.388) and ranked second in the NBA among starting centers in 3-point accuracy. He scored a season-high 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds at Portland, 3/18. He set a new career high with 17 rebounds to go with 18 points against Washington, 2/23. He matched that total as he scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds at Milwaukee, 3/7. He posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and set a new career high with seven blocks in the win over Chicago, 3/5. Turner missed eight games during the regular season: One (Nov. 23) with a sprained left ankle, four (Jan. 6-11) with a sore right shoulder, two (Feb. 22-23) with a bruised left hip and one (April 10) with a sore right ankle. 2015-16: Turner appeared in all seven games and made four starts during Indiana’s First Round series against Toronto. He averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds In 28.1 minutes per game. He led all NBA players through the opening round of the playoffs and set a Pacers’ playoff franchise record with 23 blocked shots, 3.3 per game. Turner blocked at least two shots in all seven contests with four or more in three games. He shot 46.5 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the foul line in the series. He came off the bench the first three games of the series and averaged 11.7 points on 61.5 percent shooting to go with 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game. Turner scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked five shots, tied for the most by any player in the playoffs, in Indiana’s Game 1 win at Toronto, 4/16. He posted his highest scoring game of the series with 17 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocks In 31 minutes off the bench in Game 3, 4/21. He was inserted into the starting lineup for Game 4 and started each of the last four games, averaging 9.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks as a starter. Turner scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots in the Pacers’ Game 6 victory, 4/29. 2016-17: He started all four games in the First Round against Cleveland while averaging 10.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. He shot 43.2 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from the foul line. Turner scored in double figures twice. He posted his best game of the series and playoff career highs with 20 points (8-10 FG, 4-6 FT) and nine rebounds in Game 4 against the Cavaliers, 4/23. 2017-18: Turner started all seven games against the Cavaliers in the First Round and averaged 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He shot a team-best 61.1 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from three-point range and 78.9 percent from the foul line during the series. He scored in double figures four times with a high of 18 points in Game 2 at Cleveland, 4/18. Turner grabbed a playoff career high 10 rebounds in the Pacers’ Game 3 home win, 4/20. 2018-19: He started all four games against the Celtics in the First Round and averaged 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.8 blocks per game.


Turner earned Big-12 Freshman of the Year and All-Big 12 Third Team honors after appearing in all 34 games (making seven starts) during his only season at the University of Texas in 2014-15. He aAveraged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in 22.2 minutes per game. Turner shot 45.5 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from three-point range and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. He led the Big 12 Conference by a wide margin with 89 blocked shots 31 more than the next player on the list (teammate Cameron Ridley, 57). He finished third in the conference in free throw percentage and sixth in rebounding. In just his fifth-career game during a win over St. Francis (PA) on Nov. 25, Turner matched a school record for single-game field goal percentage that had stood since 1962 as he made 11-of-12 shots in a 25-point effort. He scored in double figures 13 times, including three games with 20 or more points. 2014: He helped the United States U-18 earn the gold medal in the Americas Championships in Colorado Springs, CO. He averaged 7.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks. Turner led all players in tournament play with 18 blocked shots.


His full name is Myles Christian Turner. He is the son of David and Mary Turner. He has one younger sister, Mya (15). Turner was born March 24, 1996, in Bedford, Texas. He wore jersey No. 52 at Texas to honor Habram Rosario, a close friend and middle school teammate who passed from leukemia when Myles was in ninth grade (Rosario wore No. 52 on the middle school team). He studied psychology at the University of Texas. Turner played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and was a member of the U.S. National Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in the spring following his senior season at Euless Trinity High School in Bedford, Texas. He averaged 18.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 6.8 blocks per game as a senior while leading Trinity to a 24-7 overall record.