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.