Evan Turner was a former National Player of the Year at Ohio State during a year he daggered Michigan from halfcourt in the 2010 Big Ten tournament.
So it's only appropriate Ohio State honored the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft during halftime of Ohio State's home clash with Michigan. (The Buckeyes surprisingly staked themselves to a 36-28 lead at the break.)
Turner averaged 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game during the 2009-10 season when he was named the Associated Press Player of the Year, won the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Naismith Award and Wooden Award. He was a first team All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year.
Turner's No. 21 now hangs next to Jim Jackson's No. 22 in the Schottenstein Center's rafters. He is the fifth Buckeye to earn the honor. Afterwards, Turner addressed the crowd:
I think Evan Turner has thanked literally every teammate he had at Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/DVRNZLcOA3
— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) February 17, 2016
Former Ohio State greats like Greg Oden, Jared Sullinger, and yes, Mark Titus, were in attendance to see Turner honored.