Evan Turner Garners Second Consecutive Weekly Honor

Feb. 9, 2009

Player of the Week:

Evan Turner, Ohio State
6-7 – Sophomore Guard
Chicago, Ill. - St. Joseph's

Ohio State’s Evan Turner earns his second consecutive weekly laurel, and third of the season, after leading the Buckeyes with a pair of double-doubles in wins over ranked Big Ten foes last week In Columbus, Ohio.  The 6-7 Buckeye guard averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds on the week to extend Ohio State’s win streak to four games. In Tuesday’s contest against Purdue, Turner netted six of his 26 points in overtime to aid his team to an 80-72 triumph over the Boilermakers. Turner then carried over his clutch performance to Saturday when he connected on seven free throws in the final 64 seconds in Ohio State’s 64-58 victory over Minnesota. Turner connected on 45 percent of his field goals (13-29) and found his way to the free throw line 26 times, making 18 (.692) in two outings.  He also handed out 11 assists to average 5.5 helpers per game. The sophomore currently leads Ohio State in eight statistical categories, including scoring (17.0 ppg.), rebounding (7.5 rpg.), assists (72), steals (43), minutes played (780), field goals made (122), free throws made (122) and defensive rebounds (127). This is Turner’s third career weekly accolade.

Last Ohio State POW: Evan Turner (February 2, 2009)