Charting Elston Turner

Texas A&M guard Elston Turner burst into the consciousness of SEC basketball fans in January when he scored 40 points to lead the Aggies to an 83-71 win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena.

Turner hit 14-of-19 shots, 6-of-10 from 3-point range in that game.

The son of former Ole Miss star Elston Turner has had a mixed bag of results since then.

Twice he’s scored 19 or better, and twice he’s been held under double figures.

As Ole Miss prepares to visit Texas A&M tomorrow, Turner leads the Aggies in scoring at 15.6 points a game.

His 35.7 percent 3-point percentage is less than Marshall Henderson’s 36.3 percent. Henderson leads the SEC in 3-point field goals made at 4.0 per game and is fifth in percentage. Turner is fifth in makes (2.2) and sixth in percentage.

He scored 21 in his second meeting against Kentucky, going 7-for-23 from the floor, 1-for-7 from the arc, when the Wildcats won 72-68 in overtime in College Station.

Turner was recruited by Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy but wasn’t interested in his dad’s school.

The senior Elston Turner played from 1977-78 to 1980-81. He scored 1,805 points, fifth on the school’s career list, averaging 15.9 points over 113 games.

 

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Guest

    What some EXCITING news!!!! Ole Miss going down to defeat when they meet Texas A&M and by the hands of their own home grown. How Sad!!!!! JB

    • UMBBFan

      If this is exciting news to you, then you must have been smoking too much of your own home grown. I guess if my team was 2-7, I would get my excitement from the hope of a loss by my rival. Now that is what is really sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimmyw.barbee Jimmy W Barbee

    Sir, my team is 10-1 beating Kentucky last night. JB

  • Guest

    Further more, I should not have made that posting. hope PA wIll delete it: as follows:
    “What some EXCITING news!!!! Ole Miss going down to defeat when they
    meet Texas A&M and by the hands of their own home grown. How
    Sad!!!!!” Ole MIss is not a rival problem for the Gators. The Gators can hold their own. JB

  • Parrish Alford

    JB, what are you needing me to delete?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jimmyw.barbee Jimmy W Barbee

      This PA Its a bit out of order:

      What some EXCITING news!!!! Ole Miss going down to defeat when they
      meet Texas A&M and by the hands of their own home grown. How
      Sad!!!!!” Jimmy W Barbee • 18 hours ago

      What
      some EXCITING news!!!! Ole Miss going down to defeat when they meet
      Texas A&M and by the hands of their own home grown. How Sad!!!!!
      JB

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