Myles Turner to be inducted into hometown school's Hall of Fame
He was a McDonald's All-American in high school, played one year of college basketball ball and has been with the Pacers since 2015.
Pacers center Myles Turner is a proud Texan. He grew up just outside of Dallas, attended the University of Texas and owns a home in Austin.
Early next year, he will be celebrated by the school district he grew up in.
Turner was named as an inductee for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District Hall of Fame. He’s part of the 2023 Class that includes eight others and one team.
The formal ceremony will be held in February.
“I Remember Going To Pennington Field On Fridays And Walking By The Inductees…,” Turner wrote on Twitter. “Telling Myself I’d Be Up On That Wall One Day! Full Circle Moment”
In Case You Missed It: My story on Turner from 2018 — “The time Myles Turner nearly quit basketball - and his big goal for the Pacers”
Turner graduated from Trinity High School in 2014, was a McDonald’s All-American and played one season at UT before being drafted 11th overall by the Indiana Pacers in 2015.
And he’s been with Indiana ever since.
This isn’t the first time Turner, 26, will be celebrated back home. During the 2016 offseason, after his rookie season, Trinity retired his No. 33 jersey. (Which I wrote about back then.)
And in that very same gym, Turner has hosted several summer basketball camps for kids in his hometown.