Three Star Jared Turner has seen a rise in his recruitment over the past few months. Turner is a 6′ 7″ G/F that attends Gonzaga College HS in Washington DC. Turner is known for his success from 3 point range, but also succeeds in other areas of the game.
Turner chatted with Hoop Scoop Media to discuss his recruitment and more:
What schools that have offered would you say are heavily involved?
“I would say that St Joseph’s, George Washington, and Howard are the schools out of the ones that offered who have maintained the most contact.”
How would you describe your game to someone that hasn’t seen you play before?
“I would say I’m a knockdown shooter who can spread the floor for you, play hard on both sides of the floor, and make great decisions on and off the ball.”
What are some schools showing interest that haven’t offered yet?
“Western Michigan, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Richmond, Yale, Penn, Elon, and a few others.”
Do you have a time table for cutting your list or committing?
“I wouldn’t say I do, but I’d love to make a decision at the end of fall or beginning of winter.”
Does location and proximity to home matter when making your decision or are you looking for the best opportunity?
“I am really just looking for the best overall fit for me where I’ll be able to showcase what I can do and have fun doing it. Location doesn’t mean that much to me.”
What does playing high school basketball for your dad mean to you?
“It means a lot honestly. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve dreamt of playing on Gonzaga varsity and looking up to all his former players as my big brothers, so now that I’m actually a big leader and contributor on the team I supported most growing up is pretty cool.”
Are there any NBA players that you look up to or model your game after?
I would say I try to model my game a little after Klay Thompson because he’s an automatic shooter and also contributes a lot on defense. I hope to be as great a shooter and overall player as him one day.”
Who is the hardest player you’ve had to guard?
“Honestly there’s never really been a “toughest”, I just want to work on my defense even more so no one is considered “tough” to guard to me at all.”