Myles Turner chose Texas over Duke, Kansas and dozens of other suitors, joining a team that returns all five starters and won 24 games last season.

Turner, an athletic 7-footer known for his defense and soft touch from the perimeter, idolized Kevin Durant as a prep in the Longhorn State. A late visit with Bill Self and Kansas caused some consternation around the Texas program, but Turner announced his decision Wednesday by donning the UT colors.

Turner is a late-rising prospect who had only one scholarship offer in hand as a sophomore -- from Baylor.

Small forward Jordan Barnett, ranked as a top-100 player by most recruiting services, joins Turner in a top 20 recruiting class.