Andre Devalle Turner (born December 13 1964, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American professional Basketball player, formerly in the NBA. A 5'11", 160 lb. Point guard, he played collegiately at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). His nickname in college was the "Little General".
1985 NCAA TournamentEdit
The shining moment of Andre Turner's career was in his senior season, when he, along with teammates Keith Lee, Baskerville Holmes, and William Bedford made it to the Final Four, on the strength of three consecutive game winning shots by Turner.
The first was in an overtime win against UAB. Ironically, Gene Bartow was UAB's head coach, the last coach to lead Memphis State to the Final Four, eventually losing in the 1973 championship game against UCLA.
The second game winner came against Boston College, and the third, coming against the University of Oklahoma, propelled the Tigers back to the Final Four, only to lose to eventual champ Villanova, one of three Big East teams in the Final Four that year.
Turner was selected in the third round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. In 170 games with seven teams, he holds career averages of 4.5 points, 1.5 Rebound (basketball), and 3.1 Assist (basketball) per game. His most productive year was in 1990-91, when he averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 assists in 70 games for the Philadelphia 76ers. Turner also played in the Continental Basketball Association for the LaCross Bobcats.
After leaving the NBA, he played professionally in Spain, where he is still playing as of 2008.