Barbara Turner (basketball)

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Barbara Turner
Barbara Turner versus Notre Dame.jpg
No. 22 – Hatay BŞB
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueTurkish Women's Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1984-06-08) June 8, 1984 (age 35)
Cleveland, Ohio
NationalityAmerican / Turkish
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Technical (Cleveland, Ohio)
CollegeUConn (2002–2006)
WNBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Seattle Storm
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006Seattle Storm
2007Houston Comets
2008Connecticut Sun
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Barbara Renee Turner (born June 8, 1984) is an American professional basketball player. She plays for Hatay BŞB[1] in Turkish Women's Basketball League and formerly the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. A small forward, she is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and 78 kg in weight. She acquired US / Turkish dual citizenship while playing in Turkey; her name in Turkish is spelled Bahar Öztürk.[2][dead link][3]

High school[edit]

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Turner played for East Technical High School in Cleveland, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2002 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored thirteen points.[4]

College[edit]

In her last NCAA Tournament run, Barbara Turner was unable to get her Connecticut team back to the pinnacle of women's college basketball after helping UConn win NCAA Championships in 2003 and 2004. The Huskies' 2006 Final Four bid fell short in overtime against Duke in the Elite Eight, with Turner unable to play down the stretch because of debilitating cramps.

USA Basketball[edit]

Turner was named to the team representing the USA at the 2003 Pan American Games. The team lost the opening game to Cuba, then rebounded to win their next five games, including an overtime win against Brazil. They then faced Cuba for the gold medal, falling short 75–64 to take home the silver medal. Turner averaged 5.4 points per game.[5]

College highlights[edit]

  • 2003 Big East All-Rookie Team
  • 2004 All-Big East Second Team
  • 2005 All-Big East Honorable Mention
  • 2005 Most Outstanding of Big East Tournament
  • 2005 Big East All-Tournament Team

WNBA career[edit]

Turner's dominant postseason - she averaged 22.8 points and 10.5 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament - secured her a spot in the first round of the 2006 WNBA Draft when Turner was taken 11th overall by the Seattle Storm. She quickly made the transition from power forward to small forward in the WNBA, starting 9 games as a rookie and appearing in all 34 games during the 2006 season, averaging 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

On May 16, 2007, Turner was waived by the Seattle Storm, and two weeks later she was signed by the Houston Comets. During the 2007 season, Turner played in 22 games, averaging 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds.

On March 6, 2008, Turner was re-signed by the Comets, then traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Megan Mahoney.[1]

European career[edit]

Vital statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Ohio Ms. Basketball (2004) awarded by Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association[6]

University of Connecticut statistics[edit]

Barabara Turner Statistics[7] at University of Connecticut
Year G FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG A TO B S MIN PTS AVG
2002-03 38 134 269 0.489 9 30 0.300 102 149 0.685 220 5.8 45 75 18 22 795 379 10.0
2003-04 35 177 330 0.536 19 47 0.404 105 158 0.665 167 4.8 105 71 14 30 933 478 13.7
2004-05 29 126 241 0.523 5 21 0.238 63 95 0.663 140 4.8 44 55 22 24 638 320 11.0
2005-06 36 170 312 0.545 12 40 0.300 100 140 0.714 270 7.5 85 63 28 35 973 452 12.6
Totals 138 607 1152 0.527 45 138 0.326 370 542 0.683 797 5.8 279 264 82 111 3339 1629 11.8

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster Archived 2011-02-15 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b "Barbara Turner "Bahar Öztürk" Galatasaray'da!". Just Women's Baskaetball (in Turkish). 2014-05-14. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  3. ^ "Whatever Happened To ... East Tech basketball standout Barbara Turner?". Cleveland Plain Dealer. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  4. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014.
  5. ^ "Fourteenth Pan American Games -- 2003". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  6. ^ "OHSBC MS. BASKETBALL". Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  7. ^ "UConn Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008.

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