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South Puget Sound's Anye Turner inks with Western Washington University Men's Basketball

Vikings sign NWAACC standout Anye Turner

6-7 transfer from SPSCC was Western region all-star and Defensive POY

BELLINGHAM, Wash - Anye Turner, who earned all-region honors at South Puget Sound Community College, has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall. Making that announcement was Viking head coach Brad Jackson.

A 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, Turner was a first-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Western Region all-star as well as the region's Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Freshman of the Year.

Turner averaged 11.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots, both NWAACC-leading figures, as well as 15.3 points in leading the Clippers to the first round of the NWAACC Tournament. He ranked second in the region in offensive rebounds with 111.

Turner had season highs of 26 points and 20 rebounds in a 73-72 win over Pierce CC. He was named SPSCC captain, MVP and Chairman of the Boards.

As a senior at Black Hills High School, Turner led the Wolves to the Class 2A state tournament, the first appearance in school history. He scored 30 points in a district semifinal 70-63 win over Tumwater.

WWU graduated three seniors, two of them starters, from a team that won the NCAA Division II championship, the first national title in the 110-year history of the program, and finished with a 31-5 record, the win total being a school record.


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