Lamonte  Turner

1Lamonte Turner

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Florence, Ala.

High School:
IMG Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 187

Position:
G

Experience:
Sq.

CAREER HIGHS

  • Points: 24 // vs. Presbyterian, 12/6/16
  • Rebounds: 4 (2x) // last at Texas A&M, 12/29/16
  • Assists: 5 // vs. Appalachian State, 11/15/16
  • Steals: 3 (2x) // last vs. South Carolina, 1/11/17
  • Blocks: 1 (2x) // last at Texas A&M, 12/29/16
  • Field Goals: 8 // vs. Presbyterian, 12/6/16
  • 3-Pointers: 7 // vs. Presbyterian, 12/6/16
  • Free Throws: 8 (2x) // last at Texas A&M, 12/29/16
  • Minutes: 29 // at Ole Miss, 1/17/17*
  • * Indicates most recent high

2016-17 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Leads the team in assists with 53 through 18 games (2.9 apg); posted a team-high five assists and had 15 points at Ole Miss (1/17/17).
  • Handed out four helpers in a win at Vanderbilt (1/14/17) while also scoring 12 points on a perfect shooting night (2-of-2 FG, 2-of-2 3FG, 6-of-6 FT).
  • Finished with two assists and three steals to go along with his 12 points against South Carolina (1/11/17).
  • Handed out a team-high four helpers at Florida (1/7/17).
  • Led the Vols with 14 points (8-of-8 at the foul line), four assists and two steals during UT's SEC-opening win at Texas A&M (12/29/16).
  • Finished with eight points (two 3-pointers) and a team-high four assists against No. 8 Gonzaga (12/18/16).
  • Connected on five 3-pointers en route to 16 points in Tennessee's victory over Tennessee Tech (12/13/16).
  • Scored nine points in 23 minutes at No. 7 North Carolina (12/11/16).
  • Erupted for a season-high 24 points and seven 3-pointers against Presbyterian (12/6/16). The seven treys tied for the fifth-most made in a single game in UT history.
  • Knocked down two big jumpers -- including a 3-pointer -- late in regulation against No. 13 Oregon (11/22/16), helping UT overcome a five-point deficit with 3:30 to play and force overtime. Played 13 of his 25 minutes against the Ducks in the second half and overtime.
  • Grabbed a game-high three steals, to go along with five points, two assists and no turnovers, while making his first career start during UT's loss to 16th-ranked Wisconsin at the Maui Invitational (11/21/16).
  • Totaled 15 points, five assists, three rebounds and a steal in the win over Appalachian State (11/15/16).
  • Made his long-awaited collegiate debut in the Vols' opener vs. Chattanooga (11/11/16), coming off the bench to record 12 points, two rebounds and a steal.

2015-16 - REDSHIRT

  • Was denied clearance through the NCAA Eligibility Center and was ineligible to compete or travel with the team during the 2015-16 season.
  • Turner was allowed to practice with the team while redshirting.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Graduated from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where his head skills trainer was Dan Barto and he was coached by John Mahoney.
  • In 2012-13, he attended Sparkman High School in Harvest, Alabama, and averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists while helping lead the Senators to a 29-8 record and the Class 6A state championship game.
  • Transferred to Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Florida, for the 2013-14 academic year and temporarily reclassified to the Class of 2016.
  • Enrolled at IMG Academy in the fall of 2014.
  • Was rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 56 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, but he officially reclassified back to his original 2015 class in late April 2015.
  • Played on the 2015 Nike EYBL circuit with the E1T1 Elite program, coached by Tony Atkins.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Lamonté Centerius Turner
  • First name pronounced: luh-MAHN-tay
  • Academic major: Communication Studies
  • Born July 4, 1997, in Florence, Alabama
  • Son of Amanda Simpson and Lamondoe Turner
  • Has three younger brothers: Monterius, Tyson and Collin
  • Is a cousin of former LSU and NC State guard Ralston Turner.
  • Recipient of the Randall Keith Nutt Athletic Scholarship Endowment and the Richard & Melba Jackson Athletic Scholarship Endowment
 

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