Posted On: 02/16/17 9:00 AM
Iowa’s 45th-ranked 2019, Gilbert point guard Will Turner has made some nice progress this season with the Tigers, and is looking forward to a critical 16U season ahead.
Turner is averaging 10.7 points and a team best 3.5 assists so far this season, but says his defense has been something he’s focused on most.
“I’m constantly working on my ball-handling and decision-making. And something my coach here at Gilbert is really pushing me to do is to up my defensive game, and that’s the big thing I’m working on right now,” said Tuner.
“I really do like my role here at Gilbert; I’m getting to push the ball a lot and distributing it well to my teammates. I’d like to see my assists numbers get a little higher, and I’ve struggled shooting but this year. But with that being said, I’m pretty happy with the way I’ve played.”
Last spring and summer, Turner played up with Iowa Wolves 16U, this season he says he may play with his good friend Trey Hinote (Greene County), and the Iowa Cornsharks 16U.
“I’m not sure yet whether the Wolves will have a team, and I played a little bit with the Iowa Cornsharks last year, so I think that’s what I’m leaning towards now,” said Turner, who says he’ll work on his scoring this summer.
“I’d like to get my offensive game a little more aggressive, I know I’m capable of scoring a lot more than I do now. So I’m really going focus on that this summer.”
With very little recruitment coming his way so far, Turner knows this spring will be a big one for his exposure.
“The only thing I’ve seen, is after the Hardwood Classic I got an email from the coach at Loras asking me to come to their Elite Camp,” said Turner.
“Getting exposure is a big focus of mine, I really want college coaches to start to see me. And I think that could be done on the defensive end, and if I can be more aggressive on the offensive end, that’s obviously an eye-catcher.”
“But ya, I’m really going to focus on getting people to come see me this summer.”