Turpin receiving more interest and offers
June 14, 2010
6’11” Lincoln College star Kiel Turpin is continuing to see his stock rise after a breakout freshman year in which he earned MVP of the national tournament after leading his team to a Division-II NJCAA championship. Turpin ranks as the #4 rising juco sophomore in the 2011 class.
Kiel is very skilled. He’s long, athletic, and mobile as well which makes him a versatile offensive and defensive player. He finishes well at the rim and also has a soft touch on his midrange shot.
Turpin, Normal West High School graduate that was sparingly used during his high school days by head coach Brian Cupples and the Wildcats, received a scholarship offer from Southern Cal during the Lynx’s impressive tournament run. Bowling Green and Loyola-Chicago were among the others to extend scholarship offers while DePaul, San Francisco, and Wyoming had all shown interest.
More schools have now stepped to the plate with scholarship offers for the skilled and mobile center. Florida State, Illinois State, and Southern Illinois have all extended scholarships to Kiel. In addition Alabama, California, Creighton, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Purdue, and Tennessee have all shown increasing interest.
Kiel’s father Mel was a standout at Kentucky and was a part of the storied 1984 NBA draft class so the Wildcats are one school that will be in great shape with Turpin.
Southern Cal and Tennessee have already received unofficial visits from the LCC standout. Look for more offers to come throughout the summer and course of the 2010-11 season.