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Evan Turner's remarkable third season at Ohio State assured that his No. 21 will someday join the Mount Rushmore of retired numbers hanging above the court in Value City Arena.
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jds

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Turner is good, but can never be great with so many turnovers. I would not hang the jersey.
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To me, the greatest joy in being an Ohio State alum and fan, even beyond the frequent championships, is the joy of following the great athletes who choose and are chosen by OSU. Of the many excellent OSU athletes, there are a few whose extraordinary talent, effort, and pride in the university clearly set them apart. What a joy it has been to watch Evan Turner proudly represent Ohio State with style, class, and intensity on and off the court. He has surely earned the many accolades that have and will come his way from within and beyond the university.
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Mar 30, 2010
 
1 more year!!!!!!!!!!
Stumpy4700

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Please come back,Please come back,Please come back,
Just Wondering

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Mar 30, 2010
 
jds: John Wall also averages 4+ turnovers a game while having less of the offense go through him than Turner does. What makes him a great player when Turner is not?
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Think how UNREAL ET would be if he had Cousins and Patterson in the paint....Wall is very very good but ET is better.......

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Mar 30, 2010
 
Would be great if the young man came back for another year, but highly unlikely. Whatever decision he makes I wish him the best. GO!!! BUCKS!!!!!

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jds wrote:
Turner is good, but can never be great with so many turnovers. I would not hang the jersey.
Sorry Coach jds... Turner is GREAT! And his jersey will be up there one day.
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When you push the ball and play only six (max seven) players you're going to have turnovers. Also, most coaches gameplan for turner by using two or three players taking that in consideration his stats are amazing. To not hang the jersey that's just player hating.
Bill

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Mar 30, 2010
 
jds wrote:
Turner is good, but can never be great with so many turnovers. I would not hang the jersey.
I'd recommend Basketball 101. That will help you understand the fundamentals of basketball better. Highly recommended.
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Mar 30, 2010
 
JIm wrote:
To me, the greatest joy in being an Ohio State alum and fan, even beyond the frequent championships, is the joy of following the great athletes who choose and are chosen by OSU. Of the many excellent OSU athletes, there are a few whose extraordinary talent, effort, and pride in the university clearly set them apart. What a joy it has been to watch Evan Turner proudly represent Ohio State with style, class, and intensity on and off the court. He has surely earned the many accolades that have and will come his way from within and beyond the university.
Sorry JIm I meant to judge Jds and clicked on the wrong comment.
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Mr Turner has and hopefully will continue to be a class act basketball player plus a top Ohio State Buckeye/student. The disappointment on his face as his teammate offered to help him up after the Tennessee game was over continues to be reflected in my mind. The incoming freshman team coupled with Mr Turner and the rest of the team returning would result in another big ten championship team. Mr Matta would be coaching into the final four as well! Either way congratulations to the basketball team on a GREAT season!!
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Mar 30, 2010
 
Jim Jackson is still my favorite basketball Buckeye but Evan is a close second. But without doubt, I can't remember a team I like more than this one. All seem like good kids, play well together and appears like they like each other. A group that is easy to attach to.
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Mar 30, 2010
 
It was an Honor watching Evan Turner grow from his Freshman to Junior year. He is a perfect example that if you stay in college longer than 1 year, your game improves tremendously. His jersey WILL be hanging from the rafters. Thats not even open for discussion.

As for the turnovers, the kid played damned near 40 minutes every game. John wall averaged 28 minutes & was averaging 3-4 turnovers a game. Add 12 more minutes & maybe 1-2 turnovers & he's in the same boat. Remember people, the longer your on the court, the more susceptible you are to turn the ball over. Especially when you handle the ball 70% of the time.

Good Luck Evan, I'm gonna miss you BIG time. Thanks..!!
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Mar 30, 2010
 
Evan, please don't go!! One of the most important things you can do in life is "walk the talk" and teach others (like my son) the importance of earning a degree. I like to call it..."Plan B". No matter how great an athlete you are, you have to have a "Plan B". Congratulations on all your success, and especially coming back from that awful injury! You are amazing to watch.:)
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Mar 30, 2010
 
jds wrote:
Turner is good, but can never be great with so many turnovers. I would not hang the jersey.
As many minutes as he plays, and as often as he touches the ball...do the math.
OSU fan in Scottsdale

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Mar 30, 2010
 
Decision time..milllions right away, or the Greatest Buckeye Roundballer of All-Time?

Either way, ET is a great representative of The Ohio State University!

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In defense of E.T.'s turnovers, I can't recall a season or an era when the referees allowed such aggressive defense of the point guard. They allow shoving, bumping, reaching in, and grabbing the arms all the way up the floor. About the only time a foul is called is when a ball comes lose or someone is knocked to the floor. Also, I thought Matta could have changed up the offense more to avoid E.T. being a sitting duck in the Middle all too often. For all around skills, he is the best I have seen and I was in school with Lucas and Havlicek.He will get better if he plays another year as his learning curve is not flat yet.
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james gregory wrote:
Mr Turner has and hopefully will continue to be a class act basketball player plus a top Ohio State Buckeye/student. The disappointment on his face as his teammate offered to help him up after the Tennessee game was over continues to be reflected in my mind. The incoming freshman team coupled with Mr Turner and the rest of the team returning would result in another big ten championship team. Mr Matta would be coaching into the final four as well! Either way congratulations to the basketball team on a GREAT season!!
Evan is not a team player, as evidenced by his arrogance when his own "Team Member" offered his hand to assist ET from the floor and then was waved off by the offering. Sorry, but that linked with not shaking hands with the winners indicates a non team player, no matter how many points he can score in one game. To him it's all about Me, Me, Me. Just read his comments about wanting to be remembered. There is no mention of the team he plays for in his self centered comments. Sorry, but I can't buy his attitude and egotism.
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Bill Hunter wrote:
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Evan is not a team player, as evidenced by his arrogance when his own "Team Member" offered his hand to assist ET from the floor and then was waved off by the offering. Sorry, but that linked with not shaking hands with the winners indicates a non team player, no matter how many points he can score in one game. To him it's all about Me, Me, Me. Just read his comments about wanting to be remembered. There is no mention of the team he plays for in his self centered comments. Sorry, but I can't buy his attitude and egotism.
You're entitled to your opinion, that's one of the great things about this country. But everyone makes mistakes. Perhaps he'll realize that one day. Everyone loves a great TEAM, but let's face it, for the most part, the great individual players are looking out for themselves. Still, that doesn't change his accomplishments.

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