TAMU Men's Basketball BIO
35 Ray Turner
Finished his A&M career by playing in all 33 games, starting all but one contest and averaging 23.4 minutes per outing … recorded three double-doubles to give him seven for his career … compiled 303 points to finish third on the squad with a 9.2 point per game average … pulled down 206 rebounds to average 6.2 per contest and give him 536 career boards (20th most in program history) … also contributed 23 blocked shots and 14 steals on the year … finished with a .515 shooting percentage … began the season a perfect 17-of-17 from the free throw line before missing his first attempt against Saint Louis (11/19) … ended the year shooting .627 from the charity stripe … reached double-digits with 14 points on an impressive 5-of-6 shooting night from the floor in the win over Troy (11/12) … finished just shy of a double-double against Priarie View A&M (11/15) by pouring in a season-high 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor with a game-high nine rebounds … sparked the Aggie offense during the win over Washington State (11/20), scoring all of his team-high 14 points in the second half … notched his fifth career double-double with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds at Houston (12/1) … narrowly missed a double-double against A&M-Corpus Christi (12/18), finishing with 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds … Pulled down a game-high eight rebounds to go along with eight points in the loss to No. 9 Florida (1/17) … playing 33 minutes against Kentucky (2/2), Turner recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth career double-double … finished with a season-best 13 rebounds during the win over Ole Miss (2/13) … recorded a career-high 34 minutes against Tennessee (2/23), finishing with four points and eight rebounds … became the 23rd A&M player to join the 500-Rebound Club with seven boards at Ole Miss (2/27) … blocked a career-high four shots while adding 16 points and six rebounds against South Carolina (3/2) … notched a double-double on Senior Night vs LSU (3/6), finishing with a game-high 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Appeared in all 32 games, starting 16 ... averaged 21.6 minutes, 9.1 points and a team-high 5.5 rebounds ... was the team leader in field-goal percentage (118-of-206, 57.3 percent) ... ranked second in blocks (14) ... ranked third on team with 17 double-figure scoring outings ... scored 15 or more five times ... had two 20-point outings, first of his career ... recorded a team-best four double-doubles ... shot 62 percent from floor in final four Big 12 games ... averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds in the Big 12 Championship ... fourth double-double of the year and second in Big 12 play came against No. 6 Baylor (2/1), where he scored 13 and totaled 11 rebounds ... scored 13 and added 12 boards against Iowa State (1/7) ... had 15 points and a career-high 15 boards in win over Arkansas Tech (12/29) ... his 15 rebounds were the most by an Aggie in almost two years ... posted the first double-double of his career (15 points, 10 rebounds) in win over Sam Houston State (12/7) ... averaged 20 points and seven rebounds in the Aggies’ season opening wins over Liberty (11/9) and Southern (11/13), shooting 82 percent from the floor ... converted 10 3-point plays on the year, second on the team ... a success in the classroom as well, was a second-team academic All-Big 12 pick.
Appeared in 32 games, starting one ... averaged 13.4 minutes, 4.0 points and 3.2 rebounds ... led the team in blocks and was fifth in rebounds ... was first off the bench 25 times, ranking second on the team ... start came at Baylor (2/26) and was first of his career ... scored six points and grabbed four rebounds in the game while matching career high with 21 minutes of action ... season (and career) high points was 10 in 91-89 overtime win over No. 12 Missouri (1/15) ... also grabbed five rebounds in victory over the Tigers ... swatted a career-high and team season-high three shots in thrilling 63-62 win over No. 21 Washington (12/11) ... pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds (six offensive, six defensive) in 54-51 victory over No. 20 Temple (11/28) at Old Spice Classic in Orlando ... led team in boards twice.
Appeared in the final 20 games of the season off the bench ... began practicing in mid-December after NCAA settled eligibility issues ... averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game while averaging just under 10 minutes per appearance ... made 59 percent of his shots (23-of-39) from the field ... had five points and three offensive rebounds in Big 12 quarterfinal win vs. Nebraska (3/11) ... scored 6 points with five rebounds in 15 minutes at Oklahoma (3/6) ... scored a career-high nine points with three offensive rebounds in home win vs. Texas (2/27) ... had six points and eight rebounds at Baylor (2/24) ... scored seven points and added five rebounds in win vs. Baylor at home (2/6) ... had four points with five rebounds vs. top-ranked Kansas (2/15) ... scored four points with two offensive rebounds in win at Missouri (2/3), including a monster slam dunk that made ESPN’s top 10 plays list and was voted the Big 12 Play of the Week ... made debut at Washington (12/22) and responded with five rebounds in just eight minutes ... had two points vs. Northwestern State, scoring his first career points on a dunk (1/2).
Ranked No. 144 nationally and No. 6 in Texas by Rivals.com ... averaged 16.5 points and earned district MVP honors as a senior ... named to all-state and all-region teams ... played in THSCA All-Star Game ... led team to 29-7 record and district title ... posted career game highs of 35 points, 25 rebounds and 12 blocks ... averaged 16.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a junior ... also recruited by Oklahoma State, Memphis, Missouri, Marquette, Baylor, Nebraska and New Mexico.
Ray Lee Turner is the son of Dessie Turner of Houston ... born Jan. 24, 1990, in Houston ... general studies major ... favorite NBA player is the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett ... favorite NBA team is the Celtics ... won 30 percent of the vote for freshman class president in March 2010 after a write-in campaign by fellow students, earning a spot in the school’s runoff election ... wore #35 for his good friend and 2010 Aggie signee Tobi Oyedeji (pronounced o-yuh-DAY-gee), who was killed in a Houston car accident in May 2010, a few weeks before was going to report to campus.
Honors and Awards
• 2013 - Joined Texas A&M's 500 Rebound Club (536 career points)