Men's Basketball

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Evan Turner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
St. Joseph's

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
Guard

Evan Turner

2009 Honorable Mention AP All-American
2009 Oscar Robertson Award Finalist
2009 NABC All-District 7 Team
2009 ASBWA All-District v Team
2009 big Ten All-Tournament Team
First Team All-Big Ten (unanimous coaches/media)
Big Ten Player of the Week, 12/8/08, 2/2/09, 2/9/09

After upset over Purdue, Ohio State's season rests in Turner's hands (Fox Sports, Jeff Goodman, 1/13/10)

AN OVERVIEW
A two-year starter for St. Joseph's, Evan Turner amassed a personal best 25 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals per game as a senior. During his junior campaign, he averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Turner also was instrumental in helping the Chargers win regional and sectional championships.

Turner was a first-team all-state recipient, as well as an all-city honoree. He garnered East Suburban Catholic Conference MVP honors and was named the Suburban Life Player of the Year.

Turner is the son of Iris and James Turner. His hobbies include reading, listening to music and playing golf.

Played for Bo Ryan and represented the United States at the World University Games over the summer of 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia. The United States (6-1) earned a bronze medal at the event with Turner leading the team in assists (18).

Turner averaged 4.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and shot 52 percent (12-23) from the field for Team USA.

AS A SOPHOMORE
• Led Big Ten competitors in scoring (17.3 ppg.), was third in def. rebs. (178), mpg. (36.42) and rebs. (7.1 rpg.), No. 4 in steals (58), No. 8 in assists (131), No. 9 in FG pct. (193-384, .503) and No. 10 in FT pct. (175-222, .788)
• Ranked first in league games in scoring (17.3 ppg.), tied for second in conference games in mins. played (38.17 mpg.) and assts. (80), tied for third in def. rebs. with 94, fourth in rebs. (122) and No. 5 in FG pct. (104-205, .507)
• Turner's season scoring avg. of 17.3 is the highest since Brent Darby's 18.3 ppg. in 2002-03
• Ranks No. 7 all-time in a single season in made FTs (175) and FTA (222) ... his season pt. total (572) ranks No. 23 all-time in Ohio State record books
• Led Ohio State in scoring for the 20th time vs. Siena March 20 with 25 pts. ...had 8 assts. and grabbed 9 rebs. after playing a career-high 50 mins. of play in the double-overtime loss
• Averaged 19.6 ppg. in the Big Ten tournament and posted a tournament-high 59 pts. ... added 24 rebs. and 11 assists in tournament games
• Scored his 500th season point (572) vs. Wisconsin March 13 to become one of only 37 Buckeyes to score 500 or more points in a season
• Recorded his 800th career point (885) vs. Northwestern March 8
• Led Ohio State in ppg., steals, rpg., assts., made FTs (175), made FGs and def. rebs.
• Handed out his 100th (131) assist and 200th career (229) at Iowa March 3 after posting a career-best 9 helpers
• Averaged 36.4 mpg. and had 10 games with 40 mins. played
• In three-consecutive games vs. Michigan, Indiana and Purdue, Turner averaged 26.3 pts. and 9.0 rebs. ... connected on 65.7 pct. of his FGs (25-38)
• Played 45 mins. in OT win vs. Purdue Feb. 3 ... tied his then career high in asts. (7) and posted 24 pts.
• Scored a career-high 29 pts. in 10-of-14 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 from the FT line at Indiana Jan. 31, in addition to tying his career best in def. rebs. with 10
• Shot 50.3 pct. (193-384) from the field, up from 47 pct (109-232) as a freshman
• Had 30 games with 10 or more points and 9 with 20 + ... 11 20-point games in his career
• Ohio State is 32-14 the last 2 years when Turner scores 10 or more points
• Owns 11 career double-doubles, including 9 as a sophomore
• Played 50th career game for the Buckeyes at Michigan State Jan. 6 ... recorded fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds
• Scored 28 pts on 11-of-16 shooting in win over No. 7 ND Dec. 6 ... also grabbed 10 rebs. for 2nd double-double of the season ... handed out 5 assists

AS A FRESHMAN
• Averaged 27.1 mpg., 8.5 ppg. and 4.4 rpg.
• In NIT games, he averaged 31.4 mpg., 10.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg. and 2.4 spg.
• Scored 37 points vs. Mississippi (17) and UMass (20) in New York in the semifinals and final of the 2008 NIT ... made 11 of 18 shots (.611), with 14 rebs., 9 assists and 6 steals in final two games of season
• Finished second on the team in assists (98) and third in steals (47)
• In conference play, handed-out 50 assists and added 156 pts., 21 steals and 85 rebs. in 18 games
• Scored 11 pts. and grabbed 8 rebs., all defensive, with 3 assists in 36 min vs. Dayton in NIT quarterfinal (3/26/08) ... made 5-6 FTs
• Led the Buckeyes with 7 rebs. at Indiana (2/26/08) ... added 13 pts, 4 assists and 2 steals against the Hoosiers
• Posted 16 pts, 6 assists and a career-high 11 rebs for the Buckeyes against Michigan (2/17/08) ... second double-double of his career
• 3-consecutive games with double-digit points to end season ... 15 games with 10 or more points as a rookie
• Led Ohio State with 7 rebs and 7 assists at Penn State (1/29/08)
• Posted 14 pts, 2 assists and 1 steal to help lead the Buckeyes to a win over Illinois (1/22/08)
• Recorded his first career double-double against Tennessee (1/19/08) with a career-high 21 pts and 10 rebs ... also set career bests in minutes (37), FGs (9), FGA (15) and def. rebounds (8)
• Set personal records with 12 attempts and 10 made foul shots vs. UMBC (12/29/07)

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