It's been a crazy spring for Evan Turner, the 6-foot-6, 175-pound small forward from St. Joseph's High School in Chicago, Ill. Turner and his Illinois Wolves AAU teammates have had an outstanding run so far during the spring period and, more importantly, one new school in particular is showing an increased interest in the talented small forward.
"Yes, Evan is still playing with the Illinois Wolves said St. Joseph's head coach Gene Pingatore. "From what I have been told, they've done quite well this spring. They advanced to the final game in Houston, but both teams left before the game was played because it was too late.
"Evan's team also advanced to the finals at the Spiece Tournament" he added. "Evan has played well this spring and so have his teammates. Things are going good for him right now."
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As far as his recruitment goes, Turner is being recruited by more than a dozen high-major basketball programs. He has a number of scholarship offers on the table and more schools are beginning to express an interest in him on a weekly basis.
It's not yet known when Turner intends to trim down his list of schools, but with so many schools still trying to get involved, that will be a difficult process for the 6-foot-6 small forward.
"All of the same schools are pretty much still interested in Evan," said Pingatore. "Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia, Notre Dame came by to school to check in on Evan during the last open period.
"Florida is the newest school to get involved in Evan's recruitment," he added. "One former assistant coach at Notre Dame is now at Florida, so that has opened up some doors for Evan."