Friday, May 14, 2010

Evan Turner Player Profile

I believe that Evan Turner has the ability to turn around the state of the Timberwolves. Turner has the ability to do it just based off of his numbers this past season. He averaged 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists. In college basketball's history, only two players have averaged 20/10/5 and that is Larry Bird of Indiana State, and the only player to do it from a major conference was Bill Walton in the 1972 season. Andy Glockner of SI wrote an amazing article about who else has come close to averaging 20/10/5. The list of players who didn't get as close as Turner is unbelievable. Grant Hill (17.4/6.9/5.2) Dwayne Wade (21.5/6.3/4.4). Tim Duncan (20.8/14.7/3.2) all weren't able to do it. The other two who came as close as Turner are two of most freakishly multitalented stars of the modern era: Magic Johnson (17.0/7.9/7.4 and 17.1/7.3/8.4 in his two seasons) and Jason Kidd. Turner is the most complete college basketball player to come through in awhile. The players I just mentioned have had success in the NBA to say the least. Turner is a fantastic leader and is said to be an extremely hard worker. Although criticized for his lack of elite athleticism, the truth of the matter is that Turner flat out knows how to play. Most importantly, Turner makes all of his teammates better. He never presses to score. All of his points come in the flow of the game and so do all of his rebounds and assists. With the state of the Timberwolves in shambles, the Timberwolves need someone who can do a little bit of everything.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Turner would be great for the wolves. Hopefully they can get him