Robert Turner is expected to be a key contributor for the Red Raiders this season from his point guard position after leading New Mexico Junior College to the NJCAA National Tournament last season. He was Tubby Smith's first signee when he took over the program in April. Turner signed his national Letter of Intent on May 15, 2013.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH -- Robert Turner led New Mexico Junior College to the NJCAA National Tournament after winning the NJCAA Region 5 Tournament in Lubbock ... the Thunderbirds finished the season 27-7 overall and 12-4 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference ... earned honorable mention All-WJCAC honors after averaging 10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in league play ... averaged 9.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the season ... in 30 games, had 14 double-digit scoring efforts and 23 multiple assist games as a sophomore ... had a season-high 23 points against Western Texas ... as a freshman, was a part of a 23-9 NMJC squad that finished second in the WJCAC ... in 32 games, averaged 5.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists ... played his senior season at Augusta (Ga.) Laney High School, where he led the Wildcats (29-2) to the Georgia Class AA semifinals ... averaged 13.2 points and 4.1 assists as a senior, earning All-Area honorable mention honors ... played his first three seasons at Augusta (Ga.) Aquinas High School. where he led the Fightin' Irish to the Georgia Class A Elight Eight as a junior ... named first team All-Area honors after averaging 19.5 points per game for Aquinas ... played AAU for Augusta Power.
PERSONAL -- Robert Turner ... born on April 8, 1993 in Augusta, Ga. ... mother is LaTanya Turner ... has four brothers and sisters - John Turner, Kay Turner, Etoya Turner and Terry Brooks ... majoring in human sciences.