Brianna Turner

American basketball player

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Brianna Turner
20140402 MCDAAG Brianna Turner MVP (2).JPG
Turner was MVP of the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game
No. 21 – Phoenix Mercury
PositionPower forward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-07-05) July 5, 1996 (age 24)
Pearland, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolManvel (Manvel, Texas)
CollegeNotre Dame (2014–2019)
WNBA draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Dream
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentPhoenix Mercury
2019–presentAdelaide Lightning
Career highlights and awards
Medals

Brianna Turner (born July 5, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college women's basketball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's basketball team at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She is a native of Pearland, Texas.[1]

She competed for the United States women's national basketball team at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and the 2014 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.

College

Turner played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana for the Fighting Irish.[2] Turner led Notre Dame to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament as a #1 seed after a 30–3 regular season record. During a game against Purdue in the second round of the tournament, Turner ruptured her ACL and was done for the season. She later announced that she would miss the 2017–18 season because of the same injury. She returned for her final season of eligibility in 2018–19 after receiving a hardship waiver from the NCAA.[3]

Statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2014–15 Notre Dame 36 25.5 .651 .000 .605 7.8 0.6 1.0 2.4 2.0 13.7
2015–16 Notre Dame 29 27.0 .593 .000 .639 7.3 0.9 0.8 3.0 1.4 14.5
2016–17 Notre Dame 35 28.6 .619 .000 .594 7.1 1.1 0.8 2.4 1.8 15.3
2017–18 Notre Dame Injured
2018–19 Notre Dame 39 27.8 .631 .000 .701 7.8 1.5 1.1 2.7 1.5 14.3
Career 139 27.3 .624 .000 .636 7.5 1.1 0.9 2.6 1.7 14.5

Career

WNBA

At the 2019 WNBA Draft, Turner was selected in the first round by the Atlanta Dream and was then quickly traded to the Phoenix Mercury.[4] There Turner would join a line-up featuring players such as Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner. In September 2019, Turner was named to the 2019 All-Rookie Team.[5]

WNBL

In 2019, Turner was signed by the Adelaide Lightning in Australia's Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).[6] There she would play alongside the likes of Crystal Langhorne, Stephanie Talbot and Laura Hodges.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader

WNBA

Regular season
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2019 Phoenix 29 12 15.9 .538 .000 .731 4.1 0.5 0.2 0.7 0.6 4.0
Career 1 year, 1 team 29 12 15.9 .538 .000 .731 4.1 0.5 0.2 0.7 0.6 4.0
Postseason
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2019 Phoenix 1 1 23.1 .000 .000 .000 4.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
Career 1 year, 1 team 1 1 23.1 .000 .000 .000 4.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

References

  1. ^ "Brianna Turner". UND.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Brianna Turner – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website". und.com.
  3. ^ "Brianna Turner to miss Notre Dame Fighting Irish's season to rehab torn ACL suffered in NCAA tournament". ESPN.com. September 5, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Brianna Turner lands in Phoenix as No. 11 pick in WNBA Draft". ndsmcobserver.com.
  5. ^ "Rookie of the Year Collier Headlines 2019 All-Rookie Team". wnba.com.
  6. ^ "LIGHTNING SIGNS BURGEONING USA STAR FORWARD BRIANNA TURNER". wnbl.basketball.

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