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     Ralston Turner
    Ralston Turner

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Muscle Shoals, Ala.

    High School:
    Muscle Shoals

    Last College:
    LSU

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 205

    Position:
    Guard


    Transferred to NC State from LSU ... Will sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Will have two years of eligibilty remaining.

    As a Sophomore (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 ... Improved his three-point percentage in second year from .322 to .372 ... Scored in double figures 13 times (31 for two seasons), including the last four (three in postseason) ... 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.

    As a Freshman (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.

    Prep: Averaged 21 points and 5.5 rebounds a game as a senior ... 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: Member of the National Honor Society ... Won National Scholar/Athlete Award from the United States Army Reserve ... Hobbies include playing video games, listening to music and fishing ... Favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers and favorite player is Kobe Bryant.

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