2024 4-Star PF commit George Turkson can be the future of Texas A&M basketball’s frontcourt
Texas A&M basketball’s future continues to look bright after the Aggies landed a verbal commitment from 2024 four-star power forward George Turkson, whose skillset and relentless motor make him an ideal fit to thrive in Buzz Williams’ program.
At 6-7 with a 205-pound frame, Turkson’s addition fills a vital need in the frontcourt as the Aggies keep an eye toward the future. By the 2024 season, both Henry Coleman III and Julius Marble will be rising seniors, and adding Turkson gives both Coleman and Marble the opportunity to mentor him in year one.
While teams need to put the ball in the basket, the elite programs never overlook the impact on the defensive end, and that is where Turkson is primed to shine in the future.
The four-star forward’s size and length make him the ideal type to guard nearly all five positions on the floor, and that type of utility should garner impactful minutes from Buzz Williams. Speaking of the latter, everyone understands that playing with a relentless drive on both ends of the floor and on the glass is imperative when playing for the Aggies’ head coach.
Thankfully, Turkson has that experience in spades and has flashed that dedication in playing for Mass Rivals this spring. He’s logged performances of 12 and 14 rebounds already and has held his own against bigger matchups in his class, including five-star big man Flory Bidunga.
The Aggies ranked 17th in the country last season in offensive rebounds per game (10.9) and it was sparked by Coleman (2.3 per game) and Marble (1.5 per game) being tenacious for second chance opportunities. That’s an advantage the Maroon and White can’t afford to lose in the future, and Turkson’s presence will be critical in that area.
A&M basketball’s newest commit has an impact beyond the hardwood, as Turkson joins the likes of Rob Dockery and Andre Mills to form a strong foundation for the 2024 cycle. As of May 12, the Aggies Hoops’ 2024 recruiting class is ranked 11th in the country. Fans should be excited to see what’s shaping up to be the Maroon and White’s most talented class in recent memory.
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