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Andre Devalle Turner (born December 13, 1964, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. A 5'11", 160 lb. point guard, he played collegiality at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). His nickname in college was the "Little General".

1985 NCAA TournamentEdit

The shining moment of Andre Turner's career was in his senior season, when he, along with teammates , , and made it to the , on the strength of three consecutive game winning shots by Turner.

The first was in an overtime win against . Ironically, was UAB's head coach, the last coach to lead Memphis State to the Final Four, eventually losing in the 1973 championship game against .

The second game winner came against , and the third, coming against the , propelled the Tigers back to the Final Four, only to lose to eventual champ , one of three teams in the Final Four that year.

ProfessionalEdit

Turner was selected in the third round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. In 170 games with seven teams, he holds career averages of 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. His most productive year was in 1990-91, when he averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 assists in 70 games for the Philadelphia 76ers. Turner also played in the Continental Basketball Association for the La Crosse Catbirds, where he led the team to the 1989-1990 CBA Championship.

After leaving the NBA, he played professionally in Spain, where he is still playing as of 2008.

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