Junior forward is expected to return to action this fall
Turner scores career-high 24 points.
The team will officially open its season Friday, Nov. 14
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-Louisville vs NC State. (USATSI)
Prior to Friday's regional semifinal vs. Louisville, Mark Gottfried and the Wolfpack held its open practice at noon and then met with the media.
The Wolfpack preps for the NCAA Tournament
2014-15 - Sophomore Season: - Led team and ranked 21st in ACC with 5.6 rebounds per game ... Tied career high with 13 rebounds with 9 points vs. Hofstra (Nov. 17) ... Had second career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 20) ... Grabbed 10 rebounds vs. USF (Nov. 23) ... Pulled in 11 rebounds vs. Wake Forest (Dec. 6) ... Totaled 7 points and 6 rebounds at Florida State (Jan. 17) ... Scored 9 points with 6 rebounds vs. Pitt (March 11) ... Was key figure in NCAA win, posting double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds in victory over Villanova (March 21).
2013-14 - Freshman Season: - Part-time starter and key post reserve in first season ... Made 11 starts and played 23.2 minutes per game ... Averaged 4.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game ... Shot .514 from the floor ... Stood second on team with 127 defensive rebounds ... Scored eight points with seven boards vs. Campbell (Nov. 16) ... Made first career start in NC Central game (Nov. 22) ... Posted first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Northwestern (Dec. 4) ... Recorded a career-high 13 rebounds against Long Beach St. (Dec. 7) ... Scored 10 points and pulled in eight boards at Pitt (March 3) ... Finished with a career-high 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting against Duke in ACC semifinal (March 15) ... Grabbed nine rebounds in 36 minutes of action vs. Saint Louis in NCAA Second Round (March 20).
Before State:Signed with NC State in the 2013 spring period ... Four-year varsity letterwinner at three schools ... Averaged 8.6 points and 9.8 rebounds at Oak Hill in 2012-13 ... Played two seasons at St. John's College High School in Maryland earning all-conference honors in 2012 ... Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C., his freshman year ... Played for coach Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy ... Played AAU ball with current teammate BeeJay Anya on Team Takeover ... AAU team placed second at 16U AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. ... Played in Elite Youth Basketball League in summer of 2012.
Personal:Born Dec. 10, 1995 ... Son of Nicole Bunn ... Has younger twin siblings Makala and Makhi ... Enrolled in NC State's First Year College and is interested in studying business.