Describing possible George Turkson Jr. in the class of 2024 is simple, he’s an incredible student-athlete winner. He’s the perfect type of player you want in your program because he’s more than just an athlete but a leader and does things the right way.
Turkson Jr. One of the best defenders in the country and would make an immediate college-level impact on this side of the floor.
51st overall potential per 247Sports Composite Rankings, splitting his recruitment for the athlete.
Cal: “One of the schools that has been really active in my recruiting process, recently. Coach Mark Fox and Coach Andrew Francis have been really compatible with showing love and support this summer. Coach Francis, took the time to sit down with me and go on with my AAU movie from this summer, I take that Seriously, something I will remember often and be grateful for throughout the process.”
Boston College: “Boston College is just outside the neighborhood, and Boston College and coach Anthony Grant have always shown love and gratitude to me and what I stand for as a person and a basketball player. They advocate strong and brave basketball, and that’s something I look for in school, how I play and how I learned to play.”
Providence: “One of the schools that has been to me and has been consistent since the beginning of my recruitment process, after coming off a great Big East and NCAA tournament, they really put their money in when they say they are looking to develop players and play the long game. Watching them train proved it all. It was a go. Going there to watch Providence play in their stadium at Dunkin Donuts Center absolutely amazing experience the students, the fans, the fans, the energy, it’s all about the culture, the support the athletes receive is unbelievable.Coach Ed Cooley and Coach Brian Blaney, great coaches and people who take the time Enough to look at me and say ‘He can make a difference here’ is something I definitely appreciate and keep in mind.”
VCU: “Another school that values the way I play, is also big on development, gets players to take on bigger roles, and is so versatile. Coach Brent Scott and coach J.D. Byers continue to show love to me and my values as a basketball player.”
Texas A&M: “Texas A&M, is a school that has hired me and built a relationship with me a lot over the past two years. Lots of great things to say about the coaching staff and the ethics/values they stand for. They send me motivational TikToks here and there to tell me they are coming to see my game, my great game, all the little things, it goes a long way. To appreciate the relationships established with the training staff at Texas A&M would be an understatement. “
Rutgers: “Rutgers is a fantastic school, with amazing facilities, amazing coaches, and an amazing selfless and engaging atmosphere. Coach TJ Thompson is one of the coaches at Rutgers who has continued to show love throughout the process and has always been to AAU’s travel competitions and tournaments. She has a wonderful relationship with Rutgers and her crew.
Turkson Jr. is planning. For an official visit to Texas A&M in September and plans to visit Cal Berkley but hasn’t set a date yet.
Turkson Junior’s AAU MassRivals won the adidas 17U Open by “playing the long game” and buying into their program culture.
“This summer was definitely an event to remember, we had a great run of AAU with Mass Rivals. We had a bunch of guys on the 17u team so we definitely wanted to prove something and had a chip on our shoulder all spring and summer. We all bought style play. The tough and brave/physical basketball that’s been running in competitors for years. After heavy losses, we always come together and come back stronger, and we have to find it within ourselves to be selfless and play for each other,” Turkson Jr. said. “That’s what we did all summer, we played the long game and kept getting better in the gym 3-4 times a week. And speaking of hard workouts, if you come to MassRivals training you’ll understand why we did it” We could go far and win the Adidas Open Circuit despite Some of our shortcomings, such as the length. . “
The 6-foot-8, 205-pound SF has high expectations for his junior year and plans to expand his game.
“As I enter my first year, I want to develop more, be able to expand my game, become a consistent shooter, be able to handle the ball more, and generally find more options,” he said. “I want to continue to improve defensively, communicate more, create energy on the ground, etc., just expand on all my game assets.”