Position
Guard
Height
6'6
Weight
193 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Muscle Shoals, Ala.
High School
Muscle Shoals HS

2011 All-SEC Freshman Team

Transferred to NC State following his sophomore season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Played in all 33 games with 32 starts … Averaged 9.1 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest … Upped three point percentage in second year from .322 to .372 … 13 games in double figures (31 for two seasons), including the last four (three in post-season) … Hit 6-of-10 field goal attempts, including 4-of-5 treys, for 22 points as LSU knocked off No. 10 Marquette in Baton Rouge in Dec. 2011 … Also scored 17 vs. Mississippi State and 16 vs. Arkansas in home SEC wins … Scored 14 points with four treys in NIT game at Oregon … Made 99 treys in his first two seasons at LSU … Averaged almost identical minutes logged each of the two seasons, 29.9 in 2011, 29.0 in 2012.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Played in 27 games, missing the first five SEC games after suffering a “stress reaction” in his right foot late in the second half of the game at Virginia (1/2) … Started all 27 games … Averaged a team best 12.3 points per game, with 18 games in double figures … Scored over 20 points in first career game against Northwestern State (21, 11/12), a season-best 23 against McNeese State (12/16) and 21 in the very next game in Bossier City against Wichita State (12/18) … All 21 points in that game came in the second half of that game as he hit a season-best five three-point field goals … Season best of seven rebounds against Central Michigan (12/11) … After slowly working back into playing status after the injury, had seven straight games in double figures in SEC play … Made 48 treys, second best on the team (32.2 percent) … Averaged 2.6 rebounds and 29.9 minutes per game.

PRIOR TO LSU
Averaged 21 points and 5.5 rebounds a game in his senior season … Was named first team on the All-Area Class 4A-6A squad selected by the Florence Times Daily … First team All-State three years … Nominated for McDonalds All-American … Named Player of the year for two years by the Times Daily and POY of the Birmingham Tipoff Club for 2010 … High School basketball coach was Dennis Connor … Started the annual Alabama-Mississippi all-star basketball game for Alabama … Twice attended the LeBron James Skills Academy in Ohio, the invitation-only exhibition for some of the top players in the country … In 2009 at the camp played on LeBron’s team in a five-on-five scrimmage … Also attended the Paul Pierce Shooting Guard Nike Skills Academy … Finished career with 2,502 points in 148 games for 16.9 career average … Just under 1,000 career rebounds … Shot 39.1 percent from the arc, making 247 three-pointers … Recorded 263 career blocks.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ralston Darnell Turner … He was born in Sheffield, Ala., on Sept. 22, 1991 … Member of the National Honor Society … Won National Scholar/Athlete Award from the United States Army Reserve … Parents are Larry and Andrea Turner … One sister, Channing … Undecided on a major … Hobbies include video games and listening to music … Favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers and favorite player is the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant … Said the thing people don’t know about him is that he “likes to go fishing.”

Top Career Performances
Points
Career: 23, vs. McNeese, 12/16/10

Rebounds
Career: 7, vs. C. Michigan, 12/11/10

Field Goals Made
Career: 7, vs. Florida, 2/20/11

3 PT FG Made
Career: 5, vs. Wichita State, 12/18/10

Free Throws Made
Career: 9, at Georgia, 3/2/11

Assists
Career: 5, vs. Houston, 11/30/10

Blocks
Career: 1, eight times

Steals
Career: 5, vs. Georgia Tech, 11/20/11

Minutes Played
Career: 38, four times

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 23 — vs. McNeese, 12/16/10
2. 22 — vs. Marquette, 12/19/10
3. 21 — vs. Wichita State, 12/18/10
3. 21 — vs. NW State, 11/12/10
5. 18 — at Georgia, 3/2/11
5. 18 — vs. Vanderbilt, 2/26/11
5. 18 — vs. Florida, 2/20/11
8. 17 — vs. Miss. State, 2/14/12
8. 17 — vs. Alabama, 2/17/11
8. 17 — at South Alabama, 11/28/10

 

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