44 Glenn Turner
44 Glenn Turner
Height: 6-9
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Overfelt HS
Position: Forward
A Turn For The Better
Senior Glenn Turner returns as the likely starter at the five spot for UCSB in 2006-07, but for the better part of six months, it looked as though he may not return at all. On March 2 at Pacific, in the penultimate game of the 2005-06 regular season, Turner's campaign ended early. Suffering from shortness of breath and tightness in his chest, the 6-foot-9 forward was wheeled from the Spanos Center on a stretcher. Turner didn't play in the Gauchos' final regular season game or their two games at the Big West Tournament and over the ensuing months he underwent a myriad of tests to determine the cause of the incident. Finally, in early-September, Turner was given clearance to play after it was determined that the incident was caused by a reaction to two medications he was taking at the time.

On The Rebound
Before his season came to an abrupt end in 2005-06, Turner had become one of UCSB's most potent rebounding weapons. He missed the exhibition games and the regular season opener last year and when he did return, for the Gauchos' second game of the year against San Diego, it was pretty clear he had not rounded into game-shape. By midseason, however, Turner had turned things around. In a home game against Pacific, he played 13 minutes and pulled-down nine rebounds. In five of the next six games, he had registered double-figures in rebounds, going for a career-high 12 at UC Irvine, 11 three times and 10 once. In fact, in a home win over UC Davis, Turner produced the first double-double of his career as he went for 12 points and 10 rebounds. In his 23 games Turner averaged 5.6 rebounds per game, second on the team, despite averaging just 17.3 minutes per game, 12 minutes per game fewer than team-leader Chris Devine.

The Point Is, He'd Rather Rebound
In each of his three seasons, Turner has shown that he prefers piling-up rebounds rather than points. Last year, he had 128 rebounds and just 108 points. In 2004-05, he had 144 rebounds and 119 points. Playing sparingly as a freshman in 2003-04, Turner had 38 rebounds and 31 points. Entering his senior campaign, he has collected 310 rebounds and 258 points, a rebound advantage of 52.

A Game Of Percentages
While Turner doesn't shoot often, he does make shots when he takes them. In 2005-06, he made 42-of-74 shots, 56.8%, the highest among regular players on the team. In fact, Turner has taken exactly 74 shots in each of the last two seasons. In 2004-05, he made 39-of-74, 52.7%. In his three seasons at UCSB, he has made 95 of 168 field goal attempts, 56.5%, a figure that would rank him third on the school's all-time list if he had enough attempts. During one nine game span in 2005-06, Turner made 26 out of 34 shots, 76.5%.

Block Party
In 2005-06, for the second consecutive season, Turner led the Gauchos in blocked shots with 32. In his 23 games, he swatted at least one shot 15 times, two or more 11 times and three or more three times. In a home victory over UC Davis, the same game in which Turner had a double-double, he also had a season-high five blocked shots, one short of the school record that he tied during the 2004-05 season in a game at Idaho. With his 32 blocked shots in 2005-06, he now has a three-year total of 81, fifth on UCSB's career list. Turner needs just two blocks to move into fourth all-time.

Glenn Turner was medically cleared to return to action in late-August and depending on his conditioning, he should be ready for the season...As one of the Big West's best shot-blockers and rebounders, he is a key to Gaucho success in 2006-07.

Turner missed the last three games of his junior season...Averaged 4.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game...Missed the exhibition schedule and the season-opener with a knee injury...Turner struggled upon his return to action, but he hit his stride in midseason...He scored his career-high of 13 points in a win over Pepperdine...Had three games of 10 or more points...Had the first double-double of his caerer with 12 points and 10 rebounds against UC Davis...Had 10 points at UC Riverside...Turner had double-digits in rebounds five times, all within a six game span...Had a career-high 12 rebounds in a win at Long Beach State...Had 11 rebounds against Pacific, Cal Poly and San Jose State...Turner had five or more rebounds 14 times in his 23 appearances, all in his last 20 games...Against UC Davis, in the same game in which he had the first double-double of his career, Turner also blocked a season-high five shots...Had a four block game against Cal Poly and a three block game against Pepperdine...In all, Turner had two or more blocked shots 11 times, including one stretch of five straight games and eight out of 10...Paced all regulars in field goal percentage at 56.8%...Made a career-high six field goals against UC Davis...Never attempted more than seven shots in a game...Improved his free throw percentage over his sophomore season by 7.5%, shooting 68.6%.

Although he had some nagging injuries throughout the year, Turner was the only Gaucho frontcourt player to see action in all 29 games...He started 21 times...Averaged 4.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and a team-leading 1.4 blocked shots per game...His total of 42 blocked shots rank as the eighth most in school history...Tied the school record with six blocked shots in a game at Idaho...In the game immediately before his record-tying effort, Turner swatted five shots at Utah State giving him 11 in a two-game span, also a school record...Had two or more blocked shots 12 times on the year...Scored a season-high 12 points in a win over Cal Poly...Had probably his best overall game of the season in UCSB's Big West Tournament win over Long Beach State when he scored 11 points, had a season-high nine rebounds and blocked three shots...While Turner averaged 5.0 rebounds per game, he averaged 8.0 per game over the final four games of the year...Had five or more rebounds 15 times on the year...In addition to his nine-rebound effort against Long Beach State, he also had eight rebounds five times...Turner led all UCSB regulars in field goal percentage at 52.7%...In the final eight games of the season, despite playing with a fractured finger on his shooting hand, he made 75.0% of his shots...In fact, after opening the season by making just 3-of-9 shots in the first five games, Turner made 36-of-65, 55.4% in the final 24 games.

Turner saw action in 22 games as a redshirt freshman...Averaged 1.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game...He made 70.0% of his field goal attempts, including his final ten in a row to end the season...Had season-highs of nine points and five rebounds in a win over Long Beach State...Made all four of his field goal attempts in the win over Long Beach...Turner's second-best scoring effort was a four-point outing at Cal State Northridge...Had four rebounds in a loss at Utah State...In all, he had three or more rebounds six times...Despite playing the 12th most minutes on the team, Turner ranked third on the team with seven blocked shots, tied for the ninth most by a freshman in UCSB history...Had a high of two blocks at Utah State.

Turner redshirted his first year at UCSB.

High School
Turner prepped at William C. Overfelt High School in San Jose...Averaged 22.3 points, 17.2 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots per game as a senior...Selected All-Bay Area, All-Blossom Valley Athletic League, All-CIF Central Coast Section and Blossom Valley Athletic League MVP...Helped Overfelt HS to league championships in three of his four seasons, including his junior and senior campaigns...Overfelt advanced to the CIF Central Coast Section playoffs all four of Turner's seasons, going to the quarterfinals in his final season...He was a four-time first team all-league selection...Set a school-record with 1,136 career rebounds and 365 career blocked shots...As a junior, he averaged 19.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game...As a senior, he shot 54.7% from the field and 78.6% from the free throw line and as a junior he hit 53.5% from the floor and 77.2% from the line...As a junior, Turner scored a career-high 30 points against James Lick HS...Tallied 29 points against Mountain View HS, also as a junior... Had 24 rebounds in a game against Fremont HS his junior year...He pulled down a career-high 26 rebounds against Leland HS as a senior...Set a school record by blocking 19 shots in a game twice as a senior, once each against Pittsburg HS and Del Mar HS...Played for Jason Damjanovic.

Glenn Miller Turner III was born on January 16, 1984 in San Jose, Calif....Majoring in sociology...Turner was a National Honor Roll member as a senior...A CIF Scholar-Athlete in 2002...McCollum Academic Award winner at Overfelt in 2002, signifying outstanding academic achievement...Turner also competed in baseball...Also recruited by Stanford, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, Portland and Loyola Marymount...The son of Patrice Kelley and Glenn Turner, Jr.

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