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#22 Ralston Turner
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Muscle Shoals, Ala.
High School: Muscle Shoals HS
Major: Undecided
Born: 09/22/1991
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Ralston Turner Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/08/2012

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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