Vikings sign NWAACC standout Anye Turner
May 17, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash - Anye Turner, who earned all-region honors at South Puget Sound Community College, has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall. Making that announcement was Viking head coach Brad Jackson.
A 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, Turner was a first-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Western Region all-star as well as the region's Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Freshman of the Year.
Turner averaged 11.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots, both NWAACC-leading figures, as well as 15.3 points in leading the Clippers to the first round of the NWAACC Tournament. He ranked second in the region in offensive rebounds with 111.
Turner had season highs of 26 points and 20 rebounds in a 73-72 win over Pierce CC. He was named SPSCC captain, MVP and Chairman of the Boards.
As a senior at Black Hills High School, Turner led the Wolves to the Class 2A state tournament, the first appearance in school history. He scored 30 points in a district semifinal 70-63 win over Tumwater.
WWU graduated three seniors, two of them starters, from a team that won the NCAA Division II championship, the first national title in the 110-year history of the program, and finished with a 31-5 record, the win total being a school record.
ANYE TURNER, Forward, 6-7, 185, 19, 12/6/92, Sophomore, Tumwater, WA
COLLEGE: Transfer from South Puget Sound CC ... First-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Western Region all-star and region's Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Freshman of the Year ... Averaged NWAACC-leading 11.9 rebounds per game and 2.2 blocked shots, along with 15.3 points ... Led Clippers to first round of NWAACC Tournament ... Ranked second in region in offensive rebounds with 111 ... Had season highs of 26 points and 20 rebounds in 73-72 win over Pierce CC ... Team captain, MVP and Chairman of the Boards award winner.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Wolves to Class 2A state tournament, first appearance in school history, as senior at Black Hills High School ... Had 30 points in district semifinal 70-63 win over Tumwater ... Honorable mention Evergreen Conference as junior ... Lettered three years ... Also earned one letter each in football and track ... As senior, ran leg on 4x100-meter relay that placed third at state.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in biology.
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