Know About Myles Turner; Stats, Contract, Height, Trade, Instagram, NBA, Dating

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Published Date: 22 Oct, 2019 Updated date: 22 Oct, 2019

As the NBA 2019-20 season is set to kick-off on 22 October 2019, there are a handful of young talents to look out for. Among the exciting names, Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner is surely a huge prospect to keep an eye on.

Myles Turner landed his NBA career break after the Indiana Pacers booked him first place in the 2015 draft. Since, he has had recorded quite compelling stats for his team.

Myles Turner Bio: Age, Height

Born as Myles Christian Turner on 24 March 1996, the 23-years-of-age basketball player hails from his hometown of Bedford, Texas, the United States. He is the son of his parents David Turner and Mary Turner. He has a younger sister in his family.

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Myles Turner with his family on 20 December 2016 (Picture: Myles’ Instagram)

About 6 feet and 11 inches (2.11 m) tall in height, Myles started playing basketball from his young age of six. Speaking about his educational background, he attended Central Junior High School, where he also commenced his amateur career. Later on, Myles joined Trinity High School and eventually enrolled at the University of Texas.

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Career Stats, Contract, Trade

After a promising high school career, Myles Turner averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game playing for his college side in the 2014-15 season. Following that, he was declared for the NBA draft.

Myles was selected by the Indiana Packers as the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Surgery on his left thumb saw Myles miss 21 games between November and December. After the return, he scored a career-high 31 points in a 122-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors on 22 January 2016. All thanks to his praiseworthy season with the Pacers, Myles was elected team captain prior to the start of the 2017-18 season.

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Catch Myles Turner’s NBA stats (Picture: ESPN)

Although he was eyed for trade by many NBA sides, Myles signed a four-year, $72 million contract extensions with the Pacers on 15 October 2018. Later on March 18, 2019, he scored a season-high 28 points in a 106-98 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Is He Dating?

Well, the basketball player is not that vocal about his personal life in public. However, there is a rumor going on that he is dating a beautiful girlfriend named Francesca. If this goes well maybe he gets married to her and makes this official, who knows?

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Some Interesting Facts About Myles Turner

  • He bagged the 2015 Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors during his college career.
  • He had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in a 105–89 win over the Wizards on 23 December 2018.
  • Myles’ career highlights include NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2016) and NBA blocks leader (2019).
  • He is active on Instagram with about 208k followers.  
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