Dec. 8, 2008
Evan Turner, Ohio State
Sophomore / Guard
Chicago, Ill. / St. Joseph's
Sophomore Evan Turner earns his first weekly laurel after leading Ohio State to a pair of victories against ranked opponents to improve the Buckeyes' record to 5-0 and continue the nation's longest win streak at ten games. The 6-7 guard posted a career high 28 points and ten rebounds in the 67-62 victory over No. 7 Notre Dame Saturday at the Hall of Fame Showcase in Indianapolis. Against No. 21 Miami in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Turner scored 19 points, all in the second half, to give the Buckeyes a come-from-behind win on the road. Against the Irish, Turner posted two additional career highs, playing all 40 minutes while netting 11 of 16 field goal attempts (.688). In the last two games, Turner has averaged 23.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals. He connected on 57 percent of his shots from the field and on 86 percent from the foul line, going 12-14 from the charity stripe.
Last Ohio State POW: Jamar Butler (March 10, 2008)