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Yvonne Turner's Bio

About Yvonne Turner

WNBA CAREER

One-year WNBA player having spent the 2017 season with the Mercury

Signed as a free agent by Phoenix on February 8, 2017

Has appeared in 34 career regular-season games, earning the start in four of them

Career averages of 5.1 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game

Poured in a career-high 18 points off the bench on July 16, 2017 at Minnesota, finishing seven-of-12 (58.3-percent) from the field and three-of-six from three-point range

Finished third among all rookies in 2017 in shooting percentage after shooting 41.0-percent (66-of-161) from the field

 

2017 SEASON

Appeared in all 34 games for the Mercury…only 10 rookies in franchise history had appeared in every game during first season entering 2017…started in final four games of the season…Mercury went 3-1 during that time

Averaged 5.1 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game

Scored a career-high 18 points on July 16 at Minnesota after coming off the bench…finished seven-of-12 (58.3-percent) from the field, including a three-of-six mark from three-point range

Finished third among all WNBA rookies in field goal percentage (41.0-pecent), fifth in scoring (5.1 ppg) and fifth in free throw percentage (76.3-percent)

Started in all five of the Mercury’s playoff games…ranked fourth on the team in scoring per game (9.8) during the playoffs, while also averaging 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game

COLLEGE CAREER

Four-year standout at the University of Nebraska from 2006-2010

Named to the Big-12 All-Defensive Team three times and voted as Big-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year following her senior season

Became sixth player in program history to finish career with at least 1,000 points, 200 assists and 200 steals

Finished her time at Nebraska ranked second in career three-point field goals (183), second in three-point field goals in a season (57, 2009) and ranked fifth on the all-time career steals list (229)

INTERNATIONAL

Played alongside Mercury center Cayla George during 2016-17 WNBA offseason for Uniqa Sopron in Hungary

Led the EuroLeague in scoring during 2016-17 season at 18.8 points per game, ranking just ahead of Diana Taurasi, who finished second in the league in scoring with a 17.9 ppg mark

Finished as one of only two players (Allie Quigley) in the EuroLegaue to rank in the top-10 in both scoring and assists per game (5.1), while also ranking in the top-10 in steals per game (2.0)

Has also seen overseas stints in Australia, Germany, Russia, Ecuador, Turkey, Spain and Poland

PERSONAL

Born October 13, 1987 in Omaha, Nebraska

Daughter of Euvon Turner and Vanessa Johnson and stepfather Jay Johnson

Has three brothers (Anthony Canion, Robert Canion and Euvon Turner) and one sister (Alishya Turner)

Majored in Child, Youth and Family studies while minoring in education while at Nebraska

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