NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing grad transfer Justin Turner’s finalists

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BUFFALO, NY – JANUARY 31: Justin Turner #1 of the Bowling Green Falcons (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

Justin Turner is one of the best grad transfers in the market this offseason. Which NCAA Basketball teams are coming after him?

When it comes to pure scorers in NCAA Basketball, Justin Turner of Bowling Green is right up there as one of the best. In the past three seasons as a starter, the 6’4 shooting guard averaged at least 15 ppg, going for 18+ ppg in the last two years.

In this past season, Turner put up 18.8 ppg (4th in the MAC), along with 4.6 rpg and 2.5 apg. He scored in double figures in 22 of 25 games, including a 31-point effort against Central Michigan. The junior can score in a variety of ways, whether from deep (36%), the free throw line (85% on 5.4 attempts per game) and via slashing and simple pull-up jumpers.

After four years with the Falcons (played just four games his freshman season), Turner has elected to become a grad transfer and play elsewhere for his final year of eligibility. And of course, dozens of NCAA Basketball programs have called, asking for his services. He’d be a great fit for any team with how he plays, adding instant scoring offense.

With his list narrowing to a final group of eight, expect a decision to come in the next couple of weeks. Turner himself is a big domino to fall when it comes to player realignment so this is a bid decision that’ll have a major impact.

So which of these teams are in the best position to land the Bowling Green grad transfer? Looking at the projected rosters for the 2020-21 season, I’ll take a look at where the teams would stand if they happen to land Turner. Is there a perfect fit?

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