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Texas A&M Basketball Recruiting

2024 forward George Turkson commits to Texas A&M basketball

May 10, 2023
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The Texas A&M basketball staff has been busy on the recruiting trail in recent weeks adding high school prospects and transfers from the portal.  The Aggies added to the future roster again on Wednesday when 2024 Massachusetts native George Turkson‍ announced his commitment to Texas A&M.

The 6-foot-7 forward chose the Aggies over his other two finalists Northwestern and UMass.

Turkson plays for Bradford Christian Academy during the high school season, and he suits up for the highly-regarded Mass Rivals club on the 3SSB Adidas Circuit along with some of the top players from around the country. His Mass Rivals teammate Andre Mills‍ committed to the Maroon & White last month.

Turkson marks the second Massachusetts player to give the Aggies a verbal commit this spring. The A&M coaching staff has developed a close relationship with Mass Rivals through Aggie staffer Wabissa Bede, who is an alum of the esteemed program. Bede joined Buzz Williams’ staff a couple of years ago after signing and playing for Williams at Virginia Tech.

Turkson officially visited Texas A&M last September and returned to the Brazos Valley last weekend to participate in the 3SSB Adidas tournament at the Legends Event Center in Bryan. The long-armed junior caught the attention of many college coaches and industry reporters with his performance during the three-day tournament, averaging a double-double in points and rebounds throughout the four-game schedule. Several industry experts in attendance listed Turkson as one of the best young defensive forwards in the country.

Turkson has been moving up the various industry ranking since the start of the open evaluation period in April. ESPN rates him the No. 68 2024 prospect on their board, while Rivals.com (#100), ON3 (#106), and 247 Sports (#116) continue to move him very close to a four-star rating.

While Turkson has good form on his perimeter stroke and made a couple of three-pointers at the tournament in Bryan, he’s better known as a tough, quick defender of his size with the ability to block shots near the basket with his long wingspan and efficient rebounding on both ends of the court.

Turkson joins a three-man 2024 recruiting class that includes Mills and 6-foot-7 four-star small forward Rob Dockery‍ from Washington D.C.

He is expected to sign his LOI during the November 2023 signing period.

 
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