Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, February 15, 2016

As if the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry game Tuesday night needed extra juice, the Buckeyes will honor Evan Turner in a halftime ceremony.

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Among the festivities, Turner, the 2010 national player of the year and No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, will have his No. 21 raised to the rafters at Value City Arena.

Turner shot 50 percent and averaged 15 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocks in his three seasons in Columbus, Ohio.

His memorable 2010 season included these head-turning stats:

  • 52 percent field-goal percentage
  • 20.4 points per game
  • 9.2 rebounds per game
  • 5.9 assists per game
  • 1.7 steals per game
  • 0.9 blocks per game

Turner, the first of three Big Ten players to claim national player of the year honors in the last six seasons (Trey Burke, 2013; Frank Kaminsky, 2015), currently plays for the Boston Celtics, the third team of his pro career.

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