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Indiana Pacers | #33 | Center-Forward

Myles

Turner

PPG

17.7

RPG

7.0

APG

0.3

PIE

11.8

6'11" | 250lb | 25 years

Player Bio

Myles Christian Turner is the son of David and Mary Turner. He was born in 1996 in Bedford, Texas. Turner has one younger sister, Mya. Myles attended Euless Trinity High School in Bedford. After his senior season, he played in the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic. That season, Turner led Trinity to a 24-7 record. While playing his collegiate ball at the University of Texas, Turner wore the number 52 to honor Habram Rosario, a close friend and middle school teammate who passed away from leukemia at a young age. Rosario wore number 52 in middle school. While at Texas, Turner studied psychology. Turner is on the Advisory Board for the Dropping Dimes Foundation, which helps former players of the American Basketball Association who have fallen on hard times. Turner also leads the WARM initiative (We All Really Matter), based on a Turner family tradition to help the homeless with packages made up of toiletries, snacks, blankets and clothing. Follow Turner on Twitter (@Original_Turner) and Instagram (@turner_myles). Myles Turner spent one year (2014-15) at the University of Texas at Austin. At Texas, the highly-touted high school prospect refined his game, and turned in one of the best freshman season's in the country. Turner generated 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks a game for the Longhorns. His 89 total blocks were ranked first in the Big 12. He played in 34 contests and started seven. Those numbers led to Turner being named the 2014-15 Big 12 Rookie of the Year. He took home several more awards at the end of the season. He was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie and All-Defensive teams, and honored with membership on the All Big 12 third team. Later, Turner became the seventh lottery pick in Longhorn history, the first since current NBA big man Tristan Thompson was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011.