Brianna Turner

Brianna Turner

Rank: 1

Class: 2014
Position: Forward
Height: 6-3
Hometown: Pearland, TX
High School: Manvel
Club Team: DFW Elite
Status: Verbal
School: Notre Dame
Schools Considered: Baylor, Duke, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford

John Lucas 40/40 Camp

Turner is the number one player in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50 and is in the top three of every poll and scouting service in the country. Her performance over the weekend showed exactly why the Notre Dame commit is one of the best in the nation. She dominated both offesively and defensively in this very talented enviornment -- my prediction: she’s going to average a triple double in high school this season and don’t be surprised if she pops up with a few quadruple’s. - Simmie Colson

2013 Boo Williams Invitational

In Hampton, Turner did little to disrupt her place at the top of the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, that is except for not allowing her team to get upset (83-75 blowing a seven-point halftime lead where she still finished with 18 points in that contest) by the Cal Stars in the Silver Bracket Final.  Turner is well above average as a rebounder and passer.  She handles the ball well for a forward.  As she wants to operate out of the high post and shoot from mid distance, she needs to smooth out her stroke as she often seems to push the ball (rather than following through) at the basket. - Bob Corwin

2012 U17 USA Basketball Trials

I've been watching Turner since she was an 8th grader and her developement and progression is impressive.  She has a college ready frame with superb upper body strength.  She has the ability to score with her back to the basket and has a solid faceup game.  Can dominate a game both offensively and defensively.  - Kelly Kline

2012 Flava Jam

BT reminds me of a female Anthony Davis.  She has an uncanny knack for and timing with shot blocking ... she deters the shot and keeps the ball in play.  Brianna can handle in the open court and makes plays for both her and teammates.  She showed the ability to start the break, lead the break, and finish the break. (Even went coast to coast on occasion). She accelerates to the rim and through contact when finishing (can do so with either hand).

I was most impressed with her ability to handle double teams with poise.  I saw her use three methods: (1) she passed out of the double after chinning the ball and checking middle (she dragged the defense out to the near sideline with a slide dribble on two occasions) and (2) she split the double (3) She beat the single defender before the double occurred.

Turner does not rush offensively- she moves quickly but doesn't hurry.  She allows the defense to react before she reads.  She has the ability to face and take it off the drive (like to go across her body) and can hit the 17-foot face up.

Very good court vision and ability to pass out of the high post. – Dave Dagostino

USA Basketball

Was one of three players from the 2014 class named to the 2013 U19 National Team. Won gold as a member of the 2012 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team. Won gold as a member of the 2012 USA 3x3 U18 women. Participated in the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials.


As a junior in 2012-13 she averaged 20.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 3.5 blocks and 2.7 assists per game, leading Manvel to a 33-4 record.  Named District 22-5A MVP and Defensive player of the year, surpassed 2,000 career points. As a sophomore in 2011-12 Turner averaged 20.4 points 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 4.7 blocks per game to help her team to a 34-3 record.  Was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team in 2011.  During her freshman campaign in 2010-11 at Westbury Christian School in Houston, Texas, Brianna started in all 40 games and averaged 18.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2.3 blocs per game to help her team to a 39-1 record, and a Class 4A state title.

(Head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; Action photo by Kelly Kline)

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