Myles Turner has been setting himself apart as one of the finest basketball power forward/center in NBA. The Indiana Pacers’ playmaker joined the league in 2015 and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2016. Turner completed his collegiate career at the University of Texas where he was named Freshmen of the Year. Additionally, he made the All-Big 12 Third-team of 2015. Let learn more about Turner below…
Myles Turner Bio
The talented basketball star was born as Myles Christian Turner in the city of Bedford, Texas in 1996 and he celebrates his birthday every 24th of March. His path with this game first crossed when he was six years old. Myles completed his basic education at Central Junior High School situated in Bedford, Texas and later; transferred to Trinity High School, Euless, Texas for the completion of his high school education.
During his high school career, Turner was among the tallest players of his class. He took part in popular camps and tournaments such as LeBron James Camp. He was also invited to participate in the Adidas Nations camp as well as the Elite 24 Invitational Camp, among others. Turner equally played AAU basketball with the Texas Select team during the summers in order to develop his balling skills.
As a senior, he had an average of 12.2 rebounds and 18.1 points per game while leading his team to a 24 – 7 record. Myles was regarded as a five-star college prospect by top sporting sites including Rivals.com, ESPN, and Scout.com. The player also finished second in voting as the second best center player in the United States behind Jahlil Okafor. He further committed to the University of Texas for his college career.
In college, Myles Turner played only one season with the Texas Longhorns before making his way to the NBA draft of 2015. As a freshman in 2014/15 season, Turner made a lot of impact for the Longhorns, finishing the season with 6.5 rebounds and 10.1 points per game. In the end, he was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and was also named to the All-Big 12 Third team for his excellent performances. In his quest to play in the professional league, Turner had to forgo the remaining three seasons of his college career.
Being one of the top prospects of the draft, Myles Turner was picked by the Indiana Pacers as the 11th overall player to be selected that year. As a rookie, Turner pulled a lot of strides for the Pacers in their outing for the NBA Summer League and after his jaw-dropping performance, he penned his rookie contract.
The basketballer made his first appearance for the Pacers in the professional league on 29th October 2015 and after the first few games, he underwent a surgery which ruled him out for six weeks. Returning to action in December, the player had his career-best record against the NBA champion, the Golden State Warriors. He notched a total of 31 points in the game. Myles helped the Pacers book a spot in the playoffs at the end of the season while averaging 5.5 rebounds and 10.3 points per game. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team for his impressive performance.
The following season, he continued to record tremendous improvement in his game and was named the captain of his team. By the end of the season, Turner maintained a score of 7.3 rebounds and 14.5 points per game. During the 2017/18 season, he lost out in nine games following an elbow injury. At the end of the season, he averaged 6.5 rebounds and 12.7 points per game.
Net Worth and Salary
Myles Turner has been an important member of the Pacers’ squad. He has equally earned huge wealth for himself and is currently living a decent lifestyle. Turner has a whopping net worth of $14 million while he earns up to $3 million in salary. He earned his wealth from his basketball career, endorsements, and his other business endeavors. His cars collection include top cars such as Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin.
Myles Turner’s Family
Myles Turner came from a loving and caring family, he was born to Afro-American parents David Turner and his wife Mary who resides in Bedford, Texas. Myles isn’t the only child of his parents, he has a sister whose name is Mya. According to Turner, his parents are quite instrumental in his career successes.
While he was growing up, life wasn’t so easy for him and his family. His parents, as well as relatives, managed to sacrifice every penny they had to see him through school. While his mother instilled the need for academic excellence in him, Turner’s father helped him with physical training. Amazingly, after his rookie season in 2016, the star player surprised his grandma and aunt with a brand new Chevrolet Traverse in appreciation for their support.
His Height and Weight
Height: Turner has an incredible height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m).
Weight: He weighs 255 pounds (116 kg).