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Brianna Turner's Bio

About Brianna Turner

WNBA CAREER

Named to the All-WNBA Defensive Team in 2020 after finishing in second in the league in blocks per game (2.0) and total blocks (43)…second player in franchise history to be named to the All-WNBA First Team (Brittney Griner, three times) and just the third to make an All-WNBA Team (DeWanna Bonner made Second Team in 2015)

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

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

Has appeared in 51 regular season games, earning a start in 34 of them

Holds career averages of 5.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game

Scored a career-high 16 points on September 3, 2020 against Indiana

Swatted a career-high 6 blocks on September 3, 2020 against Indiana

Set the Mercury franchise record for rebounds in a game (21) on September 9, 2020 in an overtime win against Connecticut…first time in franchise history a player has grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game

Nine career games of 10+ points

12 career games of 10+ rebounds, nine of which came in 2020

Became the first player in WNBA history with at least 10 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in a game on September 9. 2020 against Connecticut

One-of-three players in WNBA history (Lisa Leslie – June 5, 2004; Candace Parker (May 29, 2008) to record at least 16 points, six blocks and four assists in a game (September 5, 2020 vs. New York)

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

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

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

2020 SEASON

Averaged 7.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 22 games…her 9.0 rebounds per game mark is the highest in franchise history, as she became to first Mercury player to ever average at least 9.0 rebounds in a season

Named to the All-WNBA Defensive Team in 2020… second player in franchise history to be named to the All-WNBA First Team (Brittney Griner, three times) and just the third to make an All-WNBA Team (DeWanna Bonner made Second Team in 2015)

Ranked second in the league in both total blocks (43) and blocks per game (2.0), trailing only A’ja Wilson in both categories

Swatted a career-high six blocks in the Mercury’s game on September 3 against Indiana…recorded three or more blocks 10 times…swatted four or more six times

Ranked third in total rebounds on the season (198) and fourth in rebounds per game (9.0)

Grabbed 10+ rebounds nine times on the season, including four-straight from August 30-September 5…recorded seven such games over the course of the Mercury’s final nine games

Set the Mercury franchise record for rebounds in a game (21) on September 9, 2020 in an overtime win against Connecticut…first time in franchise history a player has grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game

Became the first player in WNBA history with at least 10 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in a game on September 9. 2020 against Connecticut

One-of-three players in WNBA history (Lisa Leslie – June 5, 2004; Candace Parker (May 29, 2008) to record at least 16 points, six blocks and four assists in a game (September 5, 2020 vs. New York)

Scored a career-high 16 points on September 3 against Indiana to go along with 12 rebounds

Recorded a team-high four double-doubles on the season (August 10 at Dallas; August 30 at Minnesota; September 3 vs. Indiana; September 9 at Connecticut)

Averaged 12.6 rebounds and 3.5 blocks over the Mercury’s final 10 games after averaging just 5.9 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in the first 12 games of the season

Averaged 8.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in the Mercury’s two playoff games

Recorded her first career postseason double-double on September 17 against Minnesota with 13 points and 14 rebounds

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

INTERNATIONAL

Played for the Adelaide Lightning in Australia’s WNBL during the 2019-2020 WNBA offseason…ranked fifth in the league in scoring (16.8 ppg), third in rebounding (10.7 rpg) and first in blocks (2.4 bpg)…finished second in MVP voting behind Kia Nurse…named the Chemist Warehouse WNBL Show Player of the Year

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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