Texas signee Myles Turner helps Team USA win Under-18 gold medal

Posted June 24th, 2014


Incoming Texas freshman Myles Turner was gleefully chomping on a gold medal Tuesday night after helping Team USA win the FIBA Americas Under-18 championship in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Turner had a game-high four blocks to go with five points and five rebounds in a 113-79 win over Canada in the gold medal game.

During the tournament, the 6-foot-11 center from Euless Trinity set a Team USA Under-18 record with 18 blocks in the five-game tournament. The previous mark was 13 set by Tim Young and Shareef Abdur-Rahim in 1994.


While in Colorado Springs, Turner averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per game. He went 13-for-19 from the floor and 9-for-12 from the free throw line.

Those statistics will be a welcome sight to Texas menโ€™s coach Rick Barnes, who envisions sandwiching Turner between center Cam Ridley and forward Jonathan Holmes this fall.

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