Brianna Turner is the No. 1 recruit in the 2014 class. The 6-3 forward from Manvel High School in Texas has narrowed her list to Baylor, Connecticut, Duke, Notre Dame and Stanford.
Brianna Turner, the No. 1 recruit in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, will make her second unofficial visit to the Connecticut this weekend. Turner, who has won gold medals for USA Basketball in three-on-three competition as well as full-on international events, is a smooth and skilled 6-3 forward who has the athleticism to play on the perimeter if necessary.
Turner’s AAU coach, Corey Hedgwood of DFW Elite, confirmed that she will travel to Storrs when the No. 1 Huskies host No. 5 Notre Dame. Turner was previously on the Connecuticut campus prior to the Big East Tournament last March.
After her first visit, Turner had this to say about the Huskies: “I really liked the coaching staff and the players and the kind of work they did and how they carried themselves.”
The junior, who is averaging 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game this season for Manvel High School, has made one unofficial visit to Duke and several visits to Baylor due to the fact that Waco, Texas, is a little over three hours from her home in Pearland. This summer when we spoke with Turner about her visits to Baylor, she had this to say, “I like the campus at Baylor, I like the coaching staff and the players and the facilities are very nice.”
At the end of November, the 6-3 forward who is one of the most highly sought after recruits in the 2014 class, narrowed her lists of schools to Baylor, Connecticut Duke, Notre Dame and Stanford. Schools crossed off the list were Tennessee, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma, all places Turner made unofficial visits to during the past year.
“I would really like to go to a team that has a chance of winning a national championship. My goal in college is to win national championships and I want to go to a school that gives me the best opportunity to do that," said Turner.