Evan Turner named Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year


evan turner

No big surprise here-

Evan Turner, the consensus national player of the year in men’s basketball, has been named the 2009-10 Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year, the department of athletics announced Thursday. Turner swept the 2010 college basketball season player of the year awards after claiming the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award, as well as the USBWA, Associated Press and NABC POY awards. The junior guard also was the Big Ten Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player at the annual Big Ten Tournament, which the Buckeyes captured with a win over Minnesota.

He’s also passed up Erin Andrews, Adam Burish, Tom Izzo, Bruce Weber and Ozzie Guillen to easily become the most written about individual in The Sports Bank history.

Turner averaged 20.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 2010 as his Buckeye team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles. A 6-7 junior from Chicago, he was the conference’s top scorer and rebounder and ranked No. 2 in assists (6.0, 6th in the nation) and steals (1.7).

Turner declared for the NBA draft and will forego his senior season at Ohio State. He is projected to be a Top 3 pick in the annual draft slated for June 24 in New York.

Turner moves on to the ballot for the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year award. Softball senior Sam Marder was named the Buckeyes’ female athlete of the year Wednesday.

Ohio State Male Athletes of the Year

Year Men Sport

1982 Art Schlichter, Football

1983 Chris Perry, Golf

1984 John Frank, Football

1985 Robert Playter, Gymnastics

1986 Mike Lanese, Football

1987 Butch Reynolds, Track/Field

1988 Chris Spielman, Football

1989 Joe Greene, Track/Field

1990 Mike Rancanelli, Gymnastics

1991 Jim Jackson, Basketball

1992 Jim Jackson, Basketball

1993 Chris Nelloms, Track/Field

1994 Chris Sanders, Track/Field

1995 Blaine Wilson, Gymnastics

1996 * Eddie George, Football

1997 * Blaine Wilson, Gymnastics

1998 Hugo Boisvert, Hockey

1999 Scoonie Penn, Basketball

2000 Jamie Natalie, Gymnastics

2001 Jamie Natalie, Gymnastics

2002 Raj Bhavsar, Gymnastics

2003 Craig Krenzel, Football

2004 Dan Taylor, Track/Field

2005 Mike Nugent, Football

2006 A.J. Hawk, Football

2007 Troy Smith, Football

2008 Andras Horanyi,  Fencing

2009 J Jaggers, Wrestling

2010 Evan Turner, Basketball

* Recipient of the Big Ten Jesse Owens Award

Powered by

Speak Your Mind