Myles Turner is a freak of nature. At 6’ 11” and 225lbs he has the stature that most men can only dream of having. He’s also pretty damn good at basketball. He is the nation’s fourth best prospect and the highest ranked player of the 2014 class who has yet to commit to play somewhere. Unsurprisingly, he holds scholarship offers from every basketball powerhouse in the country, one of those being the University of Texas. Sadly for Longhorn fans, he is expected to choose the University of Kansas when he finally commits, but nothing is set in stone.
Several days ago, the UT student newspaper, The Daily Texan, published a column written by student writer Evan Berkowitz detailing why Myles Turner should NOT attend the university. Berkowitz lists the atmosphere, the coaching, and the spotlight as the three main reasons Turner should spurn the Longhorns and take his talents elsewhere. Berkowitz’s desire to shoot down the chances of his own school landing a top ten recruit sparked a major outcry in Austin and led to some hilarious backlash against the writer.
The comments below the column were filled with hilariously insulting shots at Berkowitz.
Tweets to Berkowitz were not much kinder.
— Dray Scott Ensor (@DrDrayMD) April 25, 2014
@Evan_Berkowitz If Turner doesn't choose Texas I'll be on the first flight out to Austin ready to give you the worst spanking of your life
— Nathan Schweid (@Nathanschweid) April 24, 2014
.@Evan_Berkowitz Stick to writing about baseball, considering your basketball article didn't make a lick of goddamn sense.
— Josh Pitel (@gordogg24p) April 24, 2014
— Rockets 0-2 (@Whata_Berger) April 23, 2014
Berkowitz has so far ignored the rabid hatred surrounding him in Austin. While it is doubtful that Berkowitz’s edgy opinions will have any effect on the recruitment of Turner, should he not choose the Longhorns, partial blame will no doubt be placed on the idiot who had to rile up an entire fan base.
[via The Daily Texan]