Rank: 1Class: 2014
Hometown: Pearland, TX
High School: Manville
Club Team: DFW Elite
Schools Considered: Baylor, Duke, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford
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
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 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)