A year ago, no one knew who Ray Turner was. And that was just in his hometown in Houston.
They know now.
So do the college coaches. The 6-foot-8 athletic forward from Jones High School is no longer a national sleeper, a Houston sleeper for that matter. He's a known commodity for a number of schools.
Turner hopes to prove himself even more this month with the Franchize All-Stars grassroots club.
"This is a big opportunity for me coming up," Turner said. "I want to play at my very best. I think we'll be playing against some of the best players in the country and I think I'm prepared for that."
Turner said he knows he has come along way with his development, too.
"I think I've accomplished a lot. I have fought through a lot. I really feel like I've gotten better. I had to work hard to get to where I'm at now," Turner said.
Where he is now is high on the priority list for a number of schools. Turner said he has heard from Texas A&M, Baylor, Missouri, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Texas State, TCU, Houston, Nebraska, Memphis and Kansas State.
Turner also participated at camps on the campuses of Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
With a number of schools looking at him, Turner said he will wait until after the summer for any kind of big changes on his list.