Posted On: 03/10/18 9:09 AM
Later today, Milford Mill will be facing off against Poly for the Class 3A MPSSAA state championship. As every team participating in today’s state title games, the Miller have had quite the journey and senior guard Eric Turner has been a huge piece to their puzzle of success.
In their semifinal match up this past Thursday against Thomas Johnson, Turner registered a team-high 20 points to go along with seven rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes. In the first half of the game, the Millers were struggling to get into their ‘run n gun’ style to create separation from the Patriots. Coming out of halftime, Turner exploded for 12 points and set the tone for what would eventually be a strong finish for his team.
“When we were in the locker room my point guard Ahmed Milton just looked at me and said he needed me to score the ball and look to be more aggressive,” Turner said after the 68-59 win Thursday. “I knew it was my time to step up and be a leader for my team.”
Since transferring from St. Frances this summer, Turner has been able to polish just about every facet of his game because of the critical role he plays for Milford Mill.
“I really got to focus on improving my scoring ability, defense and being an all-around leader,” Turner said. “Even though this is my first year here I’ve been playing with these guys in AAU almost my whole life, so we have chemistry. I didn’t feel uncomfortable coming in and being vocal about certain stuff.”
The 6-foot-5 guard has interest from programs at every level. Just by the eye test, Turner fits the mold of a Division 1 guard, but Turner knows there are still specific pieces of his game he has to tighten up on in order to be an immediate impact at that level. Turner told Prep Hoops that he is strongly considering the JuCo route for at least one year out of high school in order to gain solid offers from Division I or Division II programs.
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