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Evan Turner POY?

Posted on: February 20, 2010 11:24 pm
 

This year started out with a clear winner for POY in college basketball but now there are a couple different players this award could go to.  Kentucky's John Wall was the early favorite and in many peoples eyes still is.  I have a different opinion.  I think the POY honors should go to Evan Turner of Ohio State.  The 6 foot 7 wing/point guard is having a great season and has the buckeyes ranked 12th in the country.  Turner might be the best all around player in the country and has put the Buckeyes on his back.

One of the main ways Turner dominates a game his scoring ability.  In the past two seasons Evan hasn't been as productive and that is because all of his scoring had to be around the basket as his jumper was lacking.  This year his jump shot is much improved.  His pull up game has been the most impressive for me this season.  He can conserve energy by just hitting some pull up jumpers instead of being forced to attack the basket every time down the floor and with how much the ball is in his hands and how much Thad Matta likes to play his starters Turner needs to consever energy anyway he can.  Also a pretty amazing stat is that Turners FG% has increased this year even though he is taking more jumpers than he has in the past which shows that he has really improved in that category.

Another way Evan Turner is breaking down opponets is his passing ability.  Turner is averaging 6 assists per game this season and is really playing point guard for this buckeye team even though he will play wing in the NBA which shows his versitility.  His assist to turnover ratio is 1.51 which is very good for how much the ball is in his hands and that he isn't really a true point guard.

Lastly Turner is averaging a little over 9 rebounds per game.  I find this stat most amazing because he is playing point guard.  Since Ohio st starts 4 wing players and normally plays zone rebounding is very important for this buckeye team.  He has really stepped up to the plate and really has helped Dallas Lauderdale grab some rebounds.  Turner has had 5 games of 13 or more rebounds and two games where he grabbed 17 rebounds.

What makes this season even crazier for turner is he missed six and a half games this season with a broken back that he injured on a dunk against Eastern Michigan.  Turner has two triple doubles on the season which is the most in Ohio st basketball history.  I think Evan Turner is the best in the country.

Comments

Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 7:10 pm
 

Evan Turner POY?

I know, but he's an 'Ohio Man" now!

Great posts!
Thanks and let's hope Turner stays another year although that is unlikely.  He would deffinatly be the POY and Ohio St would be an early favorite to win the title.  Our starting lineup would be almost the same but with a tweak since freshman Jared Sullinger is coming in.  Here is what i think the lineup would be.

PG- Evan Turner playing the point foward role again
SG- William Buford looking to step into a bigger role and start to get national attention
SF- David Lighty to play lock down defender and athletic swing man again
PF- Jared Sullinger takes over at PF to give buckeyes better inside presence
C- Dallas Lauderdale getting rebounds and blocking shots just like this season with maybe better post up game

6th man- John Deibler coming off the bench and spreading the floor.

I hope that Turner stays but he won't which will be ok accept we won't be a favorite to win the ship next season.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2010 7:02 pm
 

Evan Turner POY?

turner from chicago
I know, but he's an 'Ohio Man" now!

Great posts!



Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2010 6:00 pm
 

Evan Turner POY?

Wall's stats do not equal Turners, Turner is the best player in college basketball this year, and LeBron is the best player in the NBA, how great is it that the two best players in the nations biggest platforms are both from the great state of OHIO. I agree that they are both the two best players in their leagues but Turner isn't from Ohio he just plays here.  Luckily Matta recruits well and he got turner from chicago.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2010 3:41 pm
 

Evan Turner POY?

Wall's stats do not equal Turners, Turner is the best player in college basketball this year, and LeBron is the best player in the NBA, how great is it that the two best players in the nations biggest platforms are both from the great state of OHIO.

Maybe Johhny Damon makes you feel all cozy.

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