Barbara Turner (basketball)

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Barbara Renee Turner
Barbara Turner versus Notre Dame.jpg
Guard / forward
Born (1984-06-08) June 8, 1984 (age 30)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg)
College Connecticut
Draft 11th overall, 2006
Seattle Storm
WNBA career 2006–present
WNBA teams
Seattle Storm (2006)
Houston Comets (2007)
Connecticut Sun (2008)
Awards and honors
First Team All-American (2002)
First Team McDonald’s All-American (2002)
Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year (2002)
Ms. Ohio Basketball (2002)
BIG EAST All-Rookie (2003)

Barbara Renee Turner (born June 8, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player. She plays for Tarsus[1] in Turkey and formerly the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. A small forward, she is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and 78 kg weight.

High school[edit]

Turner played for East Tech High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2002 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored thirteen points.[2]

College[edit]

In her last NCAA Tournament run, Barbara Turner was unable to get her Connecticut team back to the pinnacle of women's college basketball after helping UConn win NCAA Championships in 2003 and 2004. The Huskies' 2006 Final Four bid fell short in overtime against Duke in the Elite Eight, with Turner unable to play down the stretch because of debilitating cramps.

USA Basketball[edit]

Turner was named to the team representing the USA at the 2003 Pan American Games. The team lost the opening game to Cuba, then rebounded to win their next five games, including an overtime win against Brazil. They then faced Cuba for the gold medal, falling short 75–64 to take home the silver medal. Turner averaged 5.4 points per game.[3]

College highlights[edit]

  • 2003 Big East All-Rookie Team
  • 2004 All-Big East Second Team
  • 2005 All-Big East Honorable Mention
  • 2005 Most Outstanding of Big East Tournament
  • 2005 Big East All-Tournament Team

WNBA career[edit]

Turner's dominant postseason - she averaged 22.8 points and 10.5 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament - secured her a spot in the first round of the 2006 WNBA Draft when Turner was taken 11th overall by the Seattle Storm. She quickly made the transition from power forward to small forward in the WNBA, starting 9 games as a rookie and appearing in all 34 games during the 2006 season, averaging 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

On May 16, 2007, Turner was waived by the Seattle Storm, and two weeks later she was signed by the Houston Comets. During the 2007 season, Turner played in 22 games, averaging 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds.

On March 6, 2008, Turner was re-signed by the Comets, then traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Megan Mahoney.[1]

European career[edit]

Vital statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Ohio Ms. Basketball (2004) awarded by Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association[4]

University of Connecticut statistics[edit]

Barabara Turner Statistics[5] at University of Connecticut
Year G FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG A TO B S MIN PTS AVG
2002-03 38 134 269 0.489 9 30 0.300 102 149 0.685 220 5.8 45 75 18 22 795 379 10.0
2003-04 35 177 330 0.536 19 47 0.404 105 158 0.665 167 4.8 105 71 14 30 933 478 13.7
2004-05 29 126 241 0.523 5 21 0.238 63 95 0.663 140 4.8 44 55 22 24 638 320 11.0
2005-06 36 170 312 0.545 12 40 0.300 100 140 0.714 270 7.5 85 63 28 35 973 452 12.6
Totals 138 607 1152 0.527 45 138 0.326 370 542 0.683 797 5.8 279 264 82 111 3339 1629 11.8

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  3. ^ "FOURTEENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 2003". USA Basketball. Retrieved 15 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ "OHSBC MS. BASKETBALL". Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  5. ^ "UConn Media Guide". Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. [dead link]

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