Rahshon Turner

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Rahshon Turner
Personal information
Born (1975-03-10) March 10, 1975 (age 45)
Passaic, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolPassaic (Passaic, New Jersey)
CollegeFairleigh Dickinson (1994–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Undrafted
Playing career1998–2013
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
2000New Jersey Shorecats
2000–2001UB La Palma
2001–2003JA Vichy
2003–2005Le Mans Sarthe Basket
2005–2007BCM Gravelines
2008Barangay Ginebra Kings
2008–2009Ironi Ashkelon
2009–2010Menorca Bàsquet
2010–2011Ironi Ashkelon
2011Libertad de Sunchales
2011–2012Hapoel Yokneam
2012Stabill Jezioro Tarnobrzeg
2012–2013Georgia Prime
Career highlights and awards

Rahshon Turner (born March 10, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. Turner is a veteran of the European leagues, playing for teams in the Netherlands, France, Israel, and Spain.[1] In 2008-09 he was the top rebounder in the Israel Basketball Premier League.

College career[edit]

Turner spent his collegiate career at Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights from 1994 to 1998. He began by being named Newcomer of the Year in the Northeast Conference (NEC). He made the NEC First Team in 1997 and 1998. In his last college season, he averaged 17.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game as FDU won its third league title. He led the Knights to a berth in the 1998 NCAA Tournament and nearly upset the University of Connecticut Huskies in the Sweet Sixteen round of March Madness.

Professional career[edit]

Turner tried to continue his career as a professional in Europe, but failed to stay on with teams in the Netherlands and France that first year out of school. He then returned to New Jersey and became a women's basketball assistant coach at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

After less than two years, he decided to give pro ball another shot across the Atlantic. Turner, a power forward, played one season in Spain, and with the 2006–’07 season, was in his sixth straight season playing professional ball in France.

Turner averaged 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in 28 French League games in 2005–’06, and was named the top forward in the league by eurobasket.com. He has won several honors during his European career and was averaging 10.6 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game as of January 11, 2007.[2]

In 2008-09 he was the top rebounder in the Israel Basketball Premier League.


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Preceded by
Rod Nealy
Barangay Ginebra Kings
Fiesta Conference import player

Succeeded by
Ernest Brown