Turner on visit to IU

Spencer Turner

Spencer Turner took the short drive to Indiana University over the weekend.

South’s sophomore guard was on campus as a guest of the basketball program, making his third unofficial visit to a Big Ten program so far this season.

Turner said Monday in a phone conversation that he enjoyed the look into the Hoosiers’ new program.

“I met the new players,” Turner said. “Bunch of real nice kids. They welcomed me.”

The weekend visit is getting to be something of a routine for Turner, who has already been to Purdue and Ohio State.

He went to the Indiana game against Michigan State, walking around the tailgating area. He played pick-up basketball with the current Hoosiers (“I was just trying to work hard,” Turner said). And he got know the coaching staff.

“IU, Purdue and Ohio State all have real nice coaches,” Turner said.

Turner has one more visit planned — to Wisconsin. Part of that weekend will be watching the Badgers take on Ohio State.

“I am just so pleasured to have the ability to take these visits,” Turner said.

Turner has not received any verbal scholarship offers, but he is not looking to commit anytime soon.

“I am really not going to make a committment anytime soon,” Turner said. “I haven’t gotten to know the coaches real well.”

In between weekend visits to college town after college town, Turner has been working out at South with the rest of the basketball team during open practices.

Turner and IU committment Jordan Hulls are the big returning names, but the Panthers are adding one very talented guard to the mix — former North star Dee Davis.

Turner said the Panthers are experimenting with several different lineups.

Davis could run the point, with Hulls at the shooting guard position and Turner at small forward.

Hulls could play the point, with Turner at shooting guard and Davis coming off the bench.

Or Hulls could play point, with 5-foot-7 Davis at the two and Turner at the three.

Whatever way coach J.R. Holmes ends up going, it’ll be a high-scoring offense.

“We’re going to have a real good season,” Turner said.


  1. I told my daughter early in the season last year that Turner would be a special player by the time he was a senior. I can also imagine him being a special player for IU one day.

    The only thing that concerns me about Turner is his fondness for wearing Carolina Blue during pregame shootarounds. How about a little Cream and Crimson this year instead Spencer?

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