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Top unsigned recruit Myles Turner to visit KU on Senior Night

Updated: 2014-02-26T18:56:28Z

By RUSTIN DODD

The Kansas City Star

— Myles Turner, the top unsigned basketball recruit in the country, will take an official visit to Kansas on March 5. Turner’s father, David, confirmed the visit to multiple outlets on Wednesday.

A 6-foot-11 center from Euless, Texas, Turner will attend Kansas’ Senior Night game against Texas Tech, the same game that KU freshman Andrew Wiggins visited last season before committing to KU in early May. Kansas coach Bill Self later said that he game-planned to throw multiple lobs to KU guard Ben McLemore, hoping to impress Wiggins.

Turner is rated as the nation’s sixth-best prospect, according to Rivals.com. His current list of options still includes Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas. He has visited Oklahoma State and SMU and will take a visit to Duke on March 8. He may also visit Kentucky, according to multiple reports.

Kansas has signed two players in its 2014 class — Chicago power forward Cliff Alexander and swingman Kelly Oubre of Findlay Prep in the Las Vegas area. The Jayhawks’ scholarship situation still remains fluid. The expected departures of senior forward Tarik Black and freshman wing Andrew Wiggins will open up two scholarships, while freshmen Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden Jr. will also have NBA decisions to consider.

Turner would be an obvious reinforcement if Embiid, a potential top-two pick, decides to enter the draft. So all signs point to Turner waiting until April to choose a school. Huntington prep guard JaQuan Lyle visited Kansas during its victory over Oklahoma on Monday.

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/rustindodd.

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