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NBA star returns to watch local team advance in state basketball playoffs

Myles Turner greets fans in Fort Worth

Myles Turner, a former Euless Trinity standout, was in attendance on Tuesday to watch his Trojans upset No. 3 North Crowley at the Wilkerson-Greines Center.
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Myles Turner, a former Euless Trinity standout, was in attendance on Tuesday to watch his Trojans upset No. 3 North Crowley at the Wilkerson-Greines Center.

The Euless Trinity boys basketball team continues its magical playoff run - its deepest in 23 years - following an upset win over No. 3 North Crowley on Tuesday night at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

A packed house witnessed the Trojans clinch their first berth into the regional tournament since 1996, and it also included a local product-turned NBA star.

Myles Turner, who graduated from Trinity in 2014, was in attendance to watch his alma mater pull off the shocker. He greeted fans and took photos before tip-off.

The Pacers were in town visiting the Mavericks on Wednesday during a 110-101 defeat. Turner had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.

WATCH TURNER CELEBRATE THE WIN

Turner averaged 18.1 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 6.8 blocks per game, leading the Trojans to a 24–7 record during his senior season and was awarded as a McDonald’s All-American.

He went to play for the Texas Longhorns for one year before the Indiana Pacers selected him 11th overall in 2015.

In three seasons, Turner has averaged 12.7 points, 6.5 boards and 1.8 blocks in 206 games with Indy.

Turner could return for Trinity’s 6A Region I semifinal vs. No. 1 Duncanville at 6 p.m. on Friday night; the Pacers are off before returning to the court at home Saturday.

TURNER INTERVIEW WITH INSIDE HS SPORTS

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.

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