Turner to Join Columbus State Men's Basketball Program
Columbus – Columbus State University head men's basketball coach Robert Moore continues to add to a talented recruiting class as he announced the signing of Nick Turner.
Turner, a native of Indianapolis, IN, played that last two seasons at Kennesaw State.
The 6'3'' guard appeared in the first 15 games last season for Kennesaw before being injured. He averaged 11.6 minutes per game while averaging just under three points a contest. Turner also added 11 total assists.
Turner's best game with the Owls came against Auburn as he scored 10 points connecting on two three-point field goals.
As a freshman, Turner played in 21 games logging 15 minutes in four different contests including against Jacksonville as he dropped a season high six points.
Turner played his high school ball in one of the toughest areas for prep basketball in the Midwest graduating from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. He helped guide Warren Central to the championship game at the Marion County Basketball Championship in 2009 and 2010.
In his senior season, Turner averaged 11.3 points, 4.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds in just under 17 minutes of action per game. In a game against Fishers High School, Turner showed his talent as he scored 13 points in a five minute and 10 second span in the first quarter.
"Nick is a true scorer and we couldn't be happier to have him coming to Columbus State", stated Moore. "He went through two different coaching philosophies at Kennesaw and we expect him to be more comfortable at CSU."
"He is going to provide us with a scoring punch that is going to help us replace Jarmarquis Steverson", added Moore.
Turner is also a true student-athlete as he was named the 2010 Student-Athlete of the Year for Warren Central and was also on the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team in 2011-12.
Turner has roots in the area as his father Gregory played at Auburn alongside Charles Barkley in the early 1980s.
Columbus State's recruiting class now sits at seven players as Turner joins BJ Battle, Alre'k Brown, Darius Page, Adam McLeod, Jahmad Saleem and Byron Trench.