Rob Oller commentary: Turner stays gr...

Rob Oller commentary: Turner stays grounded as expectations soar | BuckeyeXtra

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 20, 2010, titled Rob Oller commentary: Turner stays grounded as expectations soar | BuckeyeXtra. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Everywhere he goes in Philadelphia - to Cold Stone Creamery for his chocolate and Reese's peanut butter cup ice cream, to the Wells Fargo Center, to a sidewalk steak and cheese stand - Evan Turner cannot escape the expectations that come with being the second player selected in the 2010 NBA draft.

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Old Buckeye

Cary, NC

#1 Oct 20, 2010
Not a great athlete? Compared to who? Secretariat?
Evan will adapt to the league and do whatever it takes to help his team. The acolades will come.

Columbus, OH

#2 Oct 20, 2010
E.T. is one of the great stories out of OSU. Evan will be a great Pro. He has the natural abilities and great humility. unlike many gifted athlethes, Evan is a team player and can make those around him better. Have a great career Evan, you deserve only the best for how you carry yourself.

New York, NY

#3 Oct 20, 2010
Oh, now the dispatch is sending reporters out of the "local" area to cover preseason basketball, but not to Philly to cover Reds playoff baseball? Yikes, the priorities are all out of whack at the dispatch.

Peoria, IL

#4 Oct 20, 2010
I grieve for any young player that's recruited into Philly for any sport. They hate their teams and players and do so under the guise of being fans. It's like they live to chop people down as quickly and painfully as possible. Philly fans make Buckeye fans look like Mother Teresa.
Evan's a great kid, though. He should do very well wherever he is -- as long as he doesn't expect too much love or support from that city's fans.
Silky Johnson

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 20, 2010
Keep on playa hatin' ET...
Cru Jones

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 20, 2010
I enjoyed watching him play at OSU and wish him the best, but I don't think he's NBA-superstar material. Don't know what it is, but he just doesn't have it.

Since: Nov 09

Findlay, OH

#8 Oct 20, 2010
I sure never thought of him as not being very athletic at OSU. Evan might be a bit of an enigma at the pro level. He is not really a point guard and I would think he would have problems staying with a quicker, smaller PG. I would not call him a 2 guard either because he does not have great shooting range at this point. I think he is more of a small forward type. He would have the ability to shoot from 15-18 feet, post, and certainly take someone off the dribble.

“Defecting to Mexico”

Since: Sep 09

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#9 Oct 21, 2010
He'd better develop a jumper or he'll be a monster bust. WAY too many turnovers. I compare him with Michael Redd. Redd wasn't a good outside shooter at OSU but developed into one of the best shooters in the NBA. That's the kind of work ET will have to bring to the table.

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