EULESS — A basketball court here was where Myles Turner made his hoop dreams a reality. The Trinity High grad went from Euless to UT to the NBA, where last year he was a rookie standout with the Indiana Pacers.
And today he was back home, where he had put in all the work to become a basketball star, helping the next generation of ballers out.
“It’s incredible, man. You can see I’m working hard, worked up quite a sweat and I’m just ready to go out here,” Turner said at his basketball camp. “I love helping kids achieve their goals, achieve their dreams. Someone helped me when I was younger and I want to be that influence, that voice in this community.
“My dad was a huge hero, my high school coach, Coach Villines, Shawn Williams, also here helping me with the camp, so those are just a couple of the influences to name a few.”
A member of last year’s NBA All-Rookie Team, This 6’11”, 20-year-old already knows how big of an impact and how much of a role model he can be for these local kids.
“It’s huge, man. I feel like I’m one the first to make it out of this area, professionally for basketball and I want to make sure they everybody puts a name with the face for years to come,” Turner said.
Well, the name is unforgettable, written on the walls of the gym, and engraved on the trophies won by the Trinity Trojans. And now Turner is supplying the face, and staying in touch with the community that helped get him where he is now.