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Brianna Turner's Bio

About Brianna Turner

WNBA CAREER

Named to the WNBA’s All-Rookie Team in 2019

Named to the AP’s All-Rookie Team in 2019

Has appeared in 29 regular season games, earning a start in 12 of them

Holds career averages of 4.0 points and 4.1 rebounds

Ranked third among all rookies in rebounding (4.1) in 2019

Four career games of 10+ points

Three career games of 10+ rebounds

Matched the Mercury’s franchise record for rebounds by a rookie with a career-high 14 against Los Angeles on August 8, 2019…tied Brittney Griner’s record set on Sept. 6, 2013

Blocked a career-high six shots against Las Vegas on August 20, 2019 to tie Brittney Griner’s franchise record of blocks in a game by a rookie

Became just the eighth rookie in WNBA history to record at least seven points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in a game on August 20, 2019 at Las Vegas

Selected by the Atlanta Dream with the 11th overall pick of the 2019 WNBA Draft…rights trade to Phoenix on draft night

2019 SEASON

Named to both the WNBA and AP All-Rookie Team

Averaged 4.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 29 games…held Per 26 averages of 9.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks

Started 12 of the Mercury’s final 14 games of the season…averaged 7.0 rebounds in the final 14 contests

Notched a career-high 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in her first career start on August 4 against Washington

Ranked third among rookies in rebounds per game (4.1)

Matched the Mercury franchise record for rebounds by a rookie with a career-high 14 against Los Angeles on August 8…tied Brittney Griner’s record set on Sept. 6,2013

Blocked a career-high six shots against Las Vegas on August 20 to ties Brittney Griner’s franchise record of blocks In a game by a rookie

Became just the eighth rookie in WNBA history to record at least seven points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in a game on August 20 at Las Vegas

Became just the seventh rookie in franchise history to finish rookie season with at least 100 points, 100 rebounds and 20 blocks

COLLEGE CAREER

Averaged 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds during her senior season at Notre Dame

Finished her career as Notre Dame’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,048) and blocks (372)…career averages of 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds

Four-time All-ACC selection at Notre Dame and named ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year three-times (2016, 2017, 2019)

Missed Notre Dame’s 2017-18 National Championship season due to a knee injury

PERSONAL

Daughter of Kellye and Howard Turner… both parents played collegiate basketball

Uncle, Shannon Jones, was a linebacker on the football team at USC

Was a competitive swimmer up until age 11

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