Wallace guard Fredrick Turner honored

Published 12:54 am Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Wallace Community College-Selma men’s basketball player has been honored for his play on the court.

Wallace guard Fredrick Turner, a native of Thomaston, was named to the ­National Junior College Athletic Association 1st Team for Division I Basketball in Region 22.

Turner said it feels good to be awarded such an honor, and he owes credit to his teammates.

“It feels great because this was my freshman year, and it’s the first time this has been done at Wallace, so it feels pretty great,” Turner said. “I wouldn’t be able to do it without my team because I’m not out there playing by myself. It takes good screens and the point guard to get me good shots.”

Turner was the Patriots’ leading scorer for the 2011-2012 season, averaging 14.7 points per game, including a 33 point performance against Huntingdon College.

Turner scored in double figures in 19 of the Patriots’ 24 games, including 12 games where he scored 15 points or more and six games where he scored 20 points or more.

Turner was lethal from behind the arch, hitting 40 percent of his 3-point attempts, and made 78 threes on the season.

As Turner prepares to enter his sophomore season at Wallace, he said he’s going to have to continue to work hard in the gym and the weight room to continue being successful.

“It’s going to take a lot more conditioning and working hard to continue to do so,” Turner said.