EVERYTHING you need to know about #2 Overall Pick Evan Turner

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“And with the second pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Evan Turner from the Ohio State University.”

That’s what you’ll hear tomorrow night as the Sixers make it official. Turner is a needed compliment to Andre Iguodala on the wing and will bring his versatility to a franchise badly in need of a go-to player.I truly was blessed this past season and post-season to have had the opportunity to closely cover college basketball’s most decorated player in Ohio State’s Evan Turner.

“His Royal Smoothness” as I often call him, won the Wooden, the Naismith and pretty much every other national college basketball player of the year award (seven in total). And he could very well be the next Scottie Pippen. He’s also EASILY the most blogged about individual athlete in The Sports Bank’s history.

I’ve written so much about him during this past year, I think his mother Iris James is the only person on this Earth who knows more about Turner than I do.

Paul M. Banks presents the greatest hits collection

To see a really cool video about the Illini trash talk getting under Turner’s skin go here. I shot this myself, and it’s been viewed over 7,200 times.

For more on Evan Turner’s effect on his opponents go here

For the all-Evan Turner BFF team go here

As our college basketball interviews will attest, the all BFF team includes Iman Shumpert, Demetri McCamey, and Talor Battle

click here for an exclusive interview of Turner

Here’s a feature on the transcendent play Turner

More on Turner from famed blogger and Ohio State teammate Mark Titus, founder of the popular Club Trillion blog

Intricate detail on the flaws of Turner’s game

Evan, a fellow Chicago native headlines my USBWA ballot

We were calling him the next big thing years ago

For an in-depth scouting report on Turner go here

And there’s even more! Look here at the site search results and Ohio St archive

Written by Paul M. Banks, President and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com

For an in-depth scouting report on Turner go here

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