Texas student tells 5-star recruit to not pick the Longhorns

Myles Turner is a five-star center from Euless, Texas with offers from all the top college basketball programs including, Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky.

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Most students would do anything to get a blue chip prospect to commit to their school.

But one writer for the University of Texas student newspaper is being brutally honest about the state of the Longhorns’ basketball program.

Five-star recruit Myles Turner, of Euless, Texas, is still undecided where he will attend college. Texas is on his shortlist, along with traditional powers Kansas, Duke, and Kentucky.

Evan Berkowitz of "The Daily Texan" has a message for Turner: There are better places to play than Texas.

In his column, Berkowitz breaks down why Texas isn’t a good basketball school, which includes a lack of rowdy home atmosphere, lack of national attention, and that Longhorns coach Rick Barnes is nothing compared to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski or Kansas’ Bill Self.

It’s no secret that Texas is a football school, and the 16,500-seat Frank Erwin Center rarely has a sellout for Longhorns’ basketball games.

But remember that NBA stars Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge were once Longhorns coached by Barnes.  

After reading Berkowitz’s thoughts, Texas fans are outraged that one of their own would print that in their own newspaper.