Texas’ Myles Turner entering NBA Draft after freshman season

Myles Turner is projected as a mid-first-round draft pick by DraftExpress.com.

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Texas freshman F Myles Turner announced via YouTube video that he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Turner, who averaged 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds as a freshman, was a highly sought-after recruit in the 2014 class, choosing the Longhorns well after most of his fellow classmates made their destinations known.

Texas now will have to replace arguably its most talented player in addition to its coach as Rick Barnes was fired Sunday. Turner is projected as a mid-first-round draft pick by DraftExpress.com.