Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Larry Turner Playing for the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants

I don't like the team name, but that's beside the point.

Larry Turner plays for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, an NBA Development League team that was formed in November, 2007. Jeremy Richardson, who later was signed by the Atlanta Hawks, played for Fort Wayne when he was in the D-League. The Mad Ants are affiliated with the NBA's Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons squads.

Turner did fairly well for the Mad Ants. He averaged 8 pts and 7 boards per contest.


Larry Turner never played for UGA, although he almost did. A 6' 10" center, he was considered a key recruit in Coach Jim Harrick's anticipated class of 2002. Turner attended Baldwin High in Milledgeville, Georgia, averaging 12 pts, 10 rebounds and 6 assists his senior year.

However, due to purported irregularities in the test-taking process, Larry Turner was not admitted to the University. He ended up going to Oklahoma, where he averaged just 3 pts and 2 rebounds per game. Turner later transferred to Tennessee State, and averaged right at 6 pts and 6 rebounds per contest.

Turner was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers in August of 2007, and thereafter played in the D-League. Turner was named on July 17, 2008, to the Ambassador team, the group of D-League allstars that sometimes competes against international teams.

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