The worst time to write a column about what you saw in July is right after July. The month needs to marinate on your mind so one can process what we just lived. So, nearly three weeks out from the month that was, I sat down to recall a few of the top players of July.
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Myles Turner (Bedford, Texas/Euless Trinity) was unknown and anonymous just a few months ago, heading into the April recruiting period. A broken ankle kept him off the summer circuit last season and kept him off the radar for most of the elite college programs.
about 996 days ago | Jeff Goodman | Ohio State Buckeyes
Five-star center Myles Turner (Bedford, Texas/Trinity) has confirmed that he has trimmed his list to eight schools. In no particular order, the finalists for high school basketball's hottest prospect are Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas.
about 1002 days ago | Reggie Rankin | Ohio State Buckeyes
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The adidas Nations event, which featured the world's elite 18-and-under players representing teams from the United State, Africa, Australia, Latin America, Philippines and Russia, culminated with Monday's championship game highlighted by 18 ESPN 100 prospects in action.
Dave Telep's Starting 5: Point guard dominoes begin to fall, Louisville searches for post players, Georgetown has connections in the 2015 class, Maryland opens a new point guard pipleline and comparisons for Tyus Jones and Emmanuel Mudiay.
about 1009 days ago | Dave Telep | ESPN RecruitingNation