Myles Turner is a professional basketball player currently playing in the center position for the Indiana Pacers. He is an American player who was part of the gold-winning team in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. He is known for his natural shot blocking ability and athleticism.
Turner began playing basketball at the tender age of 6. As a freshman at Central Junior High School, he led helped his team record 27 wins. He went on to attend the University of Texas and earned basketball honors even during his freshman year.
He decided to forego his final three years of college eligibility and declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. He was signed by the Indiana Pacers, but he was ruled out for several games due to a left hand injury. When he returned, he recorded his first career double-double and was even named the Eastern Conference Rookie for February.
In the 2016 to 2017 Season, Turner had a career-high 30 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a victory over the Dallas Mavericks. He was elected as the Pacers’ team captain in the next season but he missed several games due to an elbow injury. During the 2018 to 2019 Season, Turner achieved another blocking record, tying with James Edwards for the 8th spot in the franchise.
• Gold Medalist, FIBA Americas U18 Championship• NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2016)• Third-team All-Big 12 (2015)• Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2015)• McDonald’s All-American (2014)• Parade All-American (2014)