Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers, a former basketball standout at Euless Trinity and the University of Texas, was invited to the national men’s team’s World Cup training camp, texassports.com reported.
Practices were set for Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas, with training for the roster finalists set for Aug. 13-15 in Los Angeles. The final team roster will be made public Aug. 17, with the World Cup to begin Aug. 31 in China.
Turner is a center for the Pacers in the NBA, and has averaged 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game over four seasons. He led the league in blocked shots during the 2018-19 season.
In his one season at Texas, Turner averaged 10.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. He was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the nation by ESPN during his time at Trinity. As a Trinity senior, he averaged 18.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 6.8 blocks a contest.