3-star SF George Turkson commits to Texas A&M

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton05/10/23

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George Turkson, a three-star small forward in the 2024 class, has committed to Texas A&M, he told On3.

The 6-foot-7, 205-pound junior out of Lowell (Mass.) Bradford Christian Academy ultimately chose Buzz Williams and the Aggies over Northwestern and UMass. He also received offers from Ole Miss, Xavier, Seton Hall, and others.

Turkson, a native of Haverhill, Mass., broke down his commitment to Texas A&M with On3.

“I chose Texas A&M because they see the value and intangibles I bring to a team,” he said. “The coaching staff, their players, they all are great people inside and outside of basketball. I chose A&M because they appreciate the skill set I have and I am more than confident they’ll help me continue to grow and develop to become a complete player and winner, from a personal and program/school level.”

From his first visit to College Station, Turkson knew that’s where he wanted to be.

“The day I stepped foot on campus, on my official visit, I envisioned myself being apart of the Aggies and making a difference there,” he continued. “The coaching staff, Buzz, Wolf, Rocc, and Bede have all been avid about me being apart of their program and contributing to the winning culture they already have.”

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Turkson ranks as the No. 106 overall prospect in the 2024 class. He’s also the nation’s No. 30 small forward and the No. 3 player in the state of Massachusetts.

Scouting Report

“George Turkson is a lengthy athlete with a lot of explosive pop. He is a natural defender with instincts both at the rim and in the passing lanes. He is a sneaky weak-side shot-blocker and understands angles and rotations on that end. Offensively, he is most comfortable in the mid-range and playing from the mid-and high-post areas. He has a smooth catch and shoot jumper from 18-feet. Turkson will need to continue developing the ball skills and extending the range on his jumper, but there is something about his workmanlike demeanor and current production that you trust.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw

Turkson On3 NIL Valuation

George Turkson currently holds a $8,100 On3 NIL Valuation.

The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets the standard market NIL value for high school and college athletes. A proprietary algorithm, the On3 NIL Valuation calculates an athlete’s NIL value using dynamic data points targeting three primary categories: performance, influence and exposure.

About On3 NIL Valuation, Brand Value, Roster Value

While the algorithm includes deal data, it does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals athletes have completed to date, nor does it set an athlete’s NIL valuation for their entire career.

The On3 NIL Valuation accounts for an athlete’s roster value and brand value. Roster value is the value an athlete has by being a member of his or her team at his or her school, which factors into the role of NIL collectives. Brand value factors in an athlete’s personal brand and the value it could bring to regional and national brands outside of the scope of NIL collectives.