Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 11/11/14
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There is no debate that John Calipari isn’t one of the best recruiters in college basketball — year in and year out Cal brings in the nation’s top talent to play for the Kentucky Wildcats. One of Cal’s biggest targets in the class of 2014 is 6-foot-11 center Myles Turner out of Texas. Turner is a 5-star prospect according to Rivals who boasts an elite offer list, so many top programs will be working hard to secure his commitment. In addition to being a great basketball player, Turner is a very candid writer — he writes his own blog for USA Today, where he discusses basketball and recruiting. In his latest post, he talked about interactions with some of the nation’s best coaches, including Calipari: Like Coach (John) Calipari is really laid back. He told me straight-up: “Myles I’m a 50-year-old man and you’re a teenager; there’s nothing we can talk about every day. I’m not gonna be calling you seven days a week.” I really liked that. He just told me that he really wants me and he knows what I can be there at Kentucky. I actually really like this approach by Cal — it’s open and honest, and it gives Turner room to breathe — we all know that recruits often get absolutely bombarded by coaches in general. Plus, it’s nice to see that Calipari acknowledges an obvious shortcoming that many other coaches may not be so truthful about. It appears that Turner likes this approach too. You can check out Turner’s blog here if you want to read more about his recruiting process. [ZagsBlog]
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