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Wayne Turner
Wayne  Turner

Assistant Strength Coach


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Wayne Turner, who was a member of two collegiate national championship teams and played nine years in professional basketball, is in his second year on the UofL staff, currently serving as assistant strength coach.

Turner played two of his four seasons at Kentucky under Pitino when the Wildcats won the 1996 NCAA Championship and reached the championship game in 1997. He was a backcourt starter on Kentucky's 1998 NCAA title team and finished his career as the NCAA's all-time leader in games played with 151, a figure which has since been passed.

Turner worked on the UK men's basketball staff in 2010-11 while completing his undergraduate degree. He is Kentucky's career leader in steals (238), ranks fourth in career assists (494) and he scored 1,170 career points with the Wildcats. He was an All-SEC selection as a senior and was honored as the 1998 NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player and SEC Tournament MVP that year.

A native of Boston, Turner played nine years of professional basketball, including a year with the Boston Celtics (1999-2000), the Harlem Globetrotters (2000) and seven years with multiple CBA and European teams. He has worked in player development the last two years.

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