Who the heck is Evan Turner?

Posted by Greg on Apr 7, 2010 in Op-Ed

Evan Turner was named player of the year. To this day, I don’t even know who he is. Yes, I know he plays for Ohio State. But honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him play. I saw him twice in the NCAA tournament this year, but that’s about it. Now granted I didn’t follow the NCAA as closely as I have in past years, but did this guy slip under the radar or what? Yes, I know, he hurt his back and missed some time. But you would think that such an injury and his imminent return would have generated some kind of pulse on my proverbial radar. Nope. Not a lick. How is this possible?

If it were up to me the player of the year award would go to Wesley Johnson. Now granted I saw him play about every week and am partial to him for those reasons, but it’s safe to say, Syracuse would not have been nearly as good, had he not blossomed the way he did in Boeheim’s system.

Other possible contenders include John Wall (ugh, I hate to admit that) Da’Sean Butler and the criminally underrated Aubrey Coleman at Houston.

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