Yvonne Turner signs with Antakya and scores 9 points in her WNBA debut
After a brilliant year in Russia, american guard Yvonne Turner has just signed with Antakya for the 2013-14 season, in which will be her debut in strong Turkish league and her second experience in FIBA Cup.
Yvonne is currently with the San Antonio Silver Stars and had her WNBA debut on Saturday scoring 9 points against Indiana Fever, current WNBA Champions.
Yvonne Turner will arrive to Turkey after having scored 14.8 points 3.4 assists and 3.2 assists with Dynamo Novosibirsk.
Turner is a 1,73m american point guard/shooting guard who has finished
her college career averaging 11,6 points and 3,4 rebounds per game and
being the starting point guard for Nebraska, the best team in the
strongest conference of the whole NCAA 1st division and 5th best team in
the country. Currently she is playing in Australia where Yvonne is
averaging 22,3 points 6,7 rebounds and 4,2 assists per game.
career begins at Millard South High School where she averages 15,4
points 4,4 rebounds 4,4 assists and 3,7 steals in her senior year, being
named All American and receiving more than 20 offers from Division One
Yvonne chose to play for Nebraska and after an
adaptation first year, she averaged 8,4 points as sophomore, 12,7 points
and 3,4 rebounds in the 2008-09 season as a junior player and had her
best season as a senior.
In the 2009-10 season and as a senior
player, Yvonne Turner averaged 12,8 points and 3,6 rebounds per game,
was named as best defender in the best conference in NCAA 1st division
(Big 12), was named in the best five in the conference, was named in the
best defensive team in the conference for the third year in a row, and
also was the second player in the story of Nebraska who scored more
three pointers in a single season (82 three pointers in 32 games) and
also led Nebraska to an unforgettable season with a 32-2 balance that
took them to the NCAA Tournament where they advanced until the Sweet 16
after beating some records like 30 wins in a row in the strongest
conference in United States or a 16-0 balance against teams in the Big
Once her college career was over and after being a candidate
to be selected in the 2010 WNBA Draft, Yvonne Turner joined the
Bungdaberg Bears in Australian QBL and averaged 22,3 points 6,7 rebounds
and 4,2 assists per game, shining against Gold Coast Gliders with 39
points (7/9 three pointers), 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
Turner signed with USC Freiburg in the 2010-11 season, averaging 17,3
points 3,7 rebounds 2,3 assists and 2,2 steals, averaging 2 three
pointers per game with 52% from the field and 34% in three pointers.
Yvonne leads Freiburg to the German League Final after shining in the semifinal series against Marburg with 28 points per game.
the 2011 summer, Yvonne Turner returned to the Bundaberg Bears and
averaged 25,9 points 6,9 rebounds 5,2 steals and 4,4 assists per game,
leading her team to the Championship Final.
Yvonne Turner renewed
with Freiburg for the 2011-12 season averaging 15,9 points 3,4 rebounds
2,8 steals and 2,2 assists in just 25 minutes per game, leading her
team to the top position in the league.
Turner signed with Dynamo GUVD Novosibirsk in the 2012-13 season, playing
in the strong russian league and averaging 14.5 points 3.4 assists 3
rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.
shines with 33 points 7 assists and 32 efficiency against Dynamo Moscow,
with WNBA starters Kristi Toliver and Crystal Langhorne and other great
players as Svetlana Abrosimova, Laura Harper, Ilovana Korstin and
games against Chevakata, also with 2 WNBA starters (PF Glory Johnson and
PG Jasmine Thomas), Yvonne Turner plays ver good and is a key piece for
winning both games with 18 points 7 assists and 8 drawn fouls in the
first game and 27 points 8 drawn fouls 5 assists and 5 rebounds for 33
efficiency in the second, leaving the starting PG of Washington Mystics
in the 2012-13 season in 3 and 6 points in each game.
Novosibirsk has also played FIBA Cup during the 2012-13 season, with Yvonne Turner averaging 13.5 points 3.3 rebounds and 4 assists per game
with 45.5% in three pointers, shining against Sint Katelijne with 27
points and 33 in efficiency that made her FIBA Cup Player of the Week.
Yvonne Turner has signed with the San Antonio Silver Stars for the WNBA 2013 Season.
Some of her best actions in Russia can be watched in the following video:
Until 2006: Millard South High School: 15,4ppg 4,4rpg 4,4apg 3,7spg
2006-2007: Universidad de Nebraska (NCAA Div 1): 2,3ppg 1,6rpg in 12min
2007-2008: Universidad de Nebraska (NCAA Div 1): 8,4ppg
2008-2009: Universidad de Nebraska (NCAA Div 1): 12,7ppg 3,4rpg
2009-2010: Universidad de Nebraska (NCAA Div 1): 12,8ppg 3,6rpg
Dynamo GUVD Novosibirsk (Russia-D1): Russian League: 14.5ppg 3.4apg
3rpg 2.4spg FIBA Cup: 13.5ppg 4apg 3.3rpg 2.3spg 45.5%T3
2013: San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA)
2013-2014: Antkya (Turkey-D1)
Best player in steals Big 12 Conference 2007 Best Defensive Team in Big 12 Conference 2008,2009,2010 Big 12 Conferencia Regular Season Champion 2010 Big 12 Tournament Semifinalist 2010 Big 12 Conference First Team 2010 Defensive Player of the Year Big 12 Conference 2010 WNBA Draft Candidate 2010 NCAA Sweet 16 2010
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