Turner arrived in Austin with a reputation of being a tremendous defensive player and that's proven to be the case this season.
The 6-foot-11 native of Euless (Texas) has 87 blocked shots, three away from the Big 12 single-season freshman record and five short of the school mark. He has recorded at least five blocks in nine different games.
In addition, Turner also leads the Longhorns in rebounding (6.6 rpg) and is second in scoring (10.8 ppg) despite playing only 22.9 minutes per game (fifth on team).
Turner was also named to the All-Big 12 Third Team along with Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor.
Jonathan Holmes, UT's lone senior, was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection.***** Other Big 12 Awards Player of the Year:
TaShawn Thomas, OklahomaSixth Man Award:
Taurean Prince, BaylorCoach of the Year:
Bob Huggins, West Virginia
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