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Justin Turner

School

Bowling Green State University

Position
Guard
Major
Post-Baccalaureate Student (Popular Culture)
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Classroom

Justin Turner is a rare student-athlete that has already completed his undergraduate degree and is in the process of earning a second degree. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelors of Education in Individualized Studies, carrying a 3.18 GPA.
He is a post-baccalaureate student at Bowling Green State University and is currently majoring in popular culture. In his most-recent completed semester, Turner posted a 3.33 GPA.

Character

Turner is described by his teammates and coaches as a “better person than player.” He is a three-year captain and has been making a positive impact on the program since his true freshman season.

He has acted more like a professional than most college students. Turner is a great person and friend, and cares deeply about his family and those around him.

Community

Justin Turner has become a staple in the Bowling Green community over the last five years. It says a lot about his connection to the University and its community that Turner decided to come back to BGSU this year after being ranked the No. 2 immediately-eligible transfer in all of college basketball by ESPN this past off-season.

Turner has become a regular at the Junior Falcons kid’s camp each summer, serving as a coach and camp counselor throughout the summer weeks. Within these camps, he has served as a role model and created lasting relationships that have translated to the youngsters coming to Turner’s home games at BGSU.

He has made several appearances in Bowling Green city schools over his collegiate career, spending time in the classroom and eating lunch with the students.

Competition

Turner became Bowling Green’s all-time leading scorer on Feb. 3. On Feb. 16, he became just the 17th player in Mid-American Conference history to score 2,000 points. The senior, who has scored in double figures every game this season, leads the conference in total points in 2020-21.

He was named to both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 All-MAC First Team, becoming the first Falcon since 1999 and 2000 to do so. Turner was also awarded with All-NABC First Team honors, becoming the first player in program history to record the honor multiple times. Last season, Turner averaged 18.8 points, 2.5 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game. Starting 25 games, he led the Bowling Green State team in scoring for the third-straight year, also ranking third in assists and rebounds.