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Evan Turner

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Selected by Philadelphia with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.


2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 82 games, averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 0.87 steals in 34.6 minutes per game while shooting 41.9% from the floor, 36.5% from 3-point range and 74.0% from the line.
  • Was one of eight players who averaged at least 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists this past season (Durant, M. Gasol, P. Gasol, George, L. James, Pierce, Jo. Smith).
  • Hit the game-winning shot with 3.9 seconds remaining in overtime vs. Boston on 12/7/12.
  • Had 14 double-doubles this past season after having five in 2011-12 and two as a rookie in 2010-11.
  • Scored in double-figures in 17 consecutive games from 11/16-12/19/12, after not having a streak longer than five games prior in his career.
  • Scored 20+ points 17 times this past season (Sixers 11-6 mark). Scored 20+ points seven times in 2011-12 and three times as a rookie in 2010-11.
  • Shot 74.0% from the line this past season after shooting 67.6% in 2011-12 (shot 80.8% as a rookie in 2010-11)
  • Shot 58-of-159 (36.5% 3FGs) from behind-the-arc this past season after shooting 25-of-93 (26.9% 3FGs) his first two seasons combined.
  • Has only missed one game in his career due to injury (vs. MIL on 1/16/12).
  • As a junior at Ohio State, averaged 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists, according to STATS, became the first Division I player to average at least 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a single season since Oscar Robertson did so in back-to-back seasons in 1958-59 and 1959-60.
  • Swept the national player of the year honors in 2009-10, picking up the Naismith Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award along with the USBWA, Associated Press and NABC player of the year awards. Was also Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

  • PRO CAREER:

    Three NBA seasons. In 225 games with 116 starts, averaging 10.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 28.4 minutes per game while shooting 42.8% from the floor, 32.9% from 3-point range and 74.4% from the line. Has 21 double-doubles in his career. Selected to the first ever BBVA Rising Stars Challenge held during All-Star Weekend in 2012 and had 16 points (8-9 FGs), 11 rebounds and 7 assists in 29 minutes of play..


    PLAYOFFS:

    In 18 games with 12 starts, averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.3 minutes per game while shooting 38.0% from the floor, 36.4% from 3-point range and 70.0% from the line. 2011: Appeared in all five games of Philadelphia's First Round series vs. Miami in 2011, averaging 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.7% from the floor, 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 2-2 from the line. Shot 3-of-3 from 3-point range in Game 2 (4/18/11). 2012: Appeared in all 13 games with 12 starts of Philadelphia's run to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging 11.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.92 steals in 34.5 minutes per game while shooting 36.4% from the floor, 0-of-6 from 3-point range and 68.8% from the line. Recorded two double-doubles.


    2011-12:
    Second NBA Season (Philadelphia): In 65 games with 20 starts, averaged 9.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 26.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 22.4% from 3-point range and 67.6% from the line. Missed one game with a right quad contusion (1/16/12). Led all guards in total rebounds. As a starter, averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 33.1 minutes per game. Scored 20+ points seven times and recorded five double-doublesSelected to the first ever BBVA Rising Stars Challenge held during All-Star Weekend and had 16 points (8-9 FGs), 11 rebounds and 7 assists in 29 minutes of play.
    2010-11:
    Rookie Season (Philadelphia). In 78 games played with 14 starts, averaged 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 23.0 minutes per game while shooting 42.5% from the floor, 31.8% from 3-point range and 80.8% from the line. In the 15 games Andre Iguodala missed, averaged 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 30.5 minutes per game. Scored 20+ points three times. Recorded two double-doubles and grabbed 10+ boards three times. SUMMER 2010: Started all five games for the Sixers in the 2010 Orlando Summer Pro League, averaging 9.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.60 steals in 27.4 minutes per game while shooting 33.3% from the floor, 25.0% from 3-point range and 19-of-19 from the line.


    COLLEGE CAREER:

    Was an early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft following his junior season at Ohio State. Swept the national player of the year honors in 2009-10, picking up the Naismith Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award along with the USBWA, Associated Press and NABC player of the year awards. Also Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player. As a junior, led the Big Ten in scoring (20.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.2 rpg) while ranking second in assists (6.0 apg) and steals (1.7 spg). According to STATS, became the first Division I player to average at least 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in a single season since Oscar Robertson did so in back-to-back seasons in 1958-59 and 1959-60. Opened the season with a triple-double against Alcorn State and posted another one four games later vs. Lipscomb, becoming the 34th player in NCAA Division I history to record multiple triple-doubles in the same season. Suffered a transverse process fracture on the second and third lumbar vertebra against Eastern Michigan on 12/5/09 but missed just six games after initially being diagnosed with a recovery time of eight weeks. In his first game back, scored a career-high tying 32 points at Purdue. Shot 51.9% from the floor as a junior and 50.2% for his career.


    OFF THE COURT:

    Son of Iris and James Turner. Hobbies include reading, listening to music and playing golf. Represented the U.S. at the 2009 World University Games. Attended the same high school, St. Joseph's, as Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. St. Joseph's was also featured in the documentary film Hoop Dreams.

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: October 27, 1988
From: Ohio State University
Draft: 1st Round (2nd pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Philadelphia 76ers 2010 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Ohio State/USA

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