Turner getting more interest

A.J. Turner

A big high school year put A.J. Turner firmly on the map, and now he is following it up with a solid spring.

During the high school season Warren (Mich) De La Salle product A.J. Turner began to open a lot of eyes with his play. At 6-foot-6 with an ability to handle and shoot the ball, Turner is one of the more versatile prospects in the country. Now following the spring evaluation period things are even busier for Turner on the recruiting trail.

Playing with a loaded Dorian's Pride team, Turner has the chance to show off his point guard skills as well as his ability on the wing.

"We've been very fortunate this spring," said Turner of the AAU season. "We have gone deep in a lot of tournaments, so we have a good team we just have to learn how to bond and play as a team."

Recruiting wise a lot of colleges came out to see him in April, and things have been very busy for him.

"I have been hearing from Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Rhode Island, Georgetown, and Syracuse," said Turner. "Florida has really picked up their interest and wants me to visit soon."

The Gators have occasionally dipped into Michigan in the past with guys like Anthony Roberson and Al Horford, and Turner says the interest is getting more serious with them recently.

"The one recruiting me is Coach (Rashon) Burno," explained Turner. "I have spoken with Coach (Billy) Donovan a couple of times on the phone. They just like how versatile I am and that I can play the one, two, or the three, and that I can do a lot of things with the ball."

Also the two in-state schools have been active with Turner, and each is going to be taking a close look at him the rest of the summer.

"Michigan is telling me to keep going through the process and to keep working hard," said Turner of the Wolverines. "They are looking forward to seeing me more in July."

While most schools will get a chance to see Turner next in July, Michigan State will be able to see him in a few weeks when he visits their campus.

"I am going up to their team camp in June with my high school team and they are going to watch me there," said Turner of the Spartans. "They are telling me to enjoy the process and they want to see me more."

For now Turner isn't putting a timetable on anything and is just taking the process in.

"I am just going to keep working hard, see what happens, stay dedicated, and just playing hard and getting better every day," said Turner.

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