Ohio State's Evan Turner Drafted 2nd By Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Ohio

State shooting guard Evan Turner with the No. 2 overall pick of the

NBA draft.

Turner, the Associated Press Player of the Year, was chosen in

the first round on Thursday night. He averaged 20.3 points, 9.2

rebounds and 5.9 assists while leading the Buckeyes into the round

of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

The 21-year-old Turner - 6-foot-7, 210 pounds - left Ohio State

after his junior year and is considered one of the most NBA-ready

players in the draft.

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