Former Buckeye and 2010 college basketball player of the year Evan Turner made some NBA history on Monday night. Turner, who plays a sixth man role on the Portland Trailblazers, recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. It's the fourth triple-double of Turner's NBA career, but he's never had one like this...in fact, no one has. According to Elias Sports and NBA.com/stats, Turner, who was 5-for-5 from the floor, became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double off the bench, while shooting perfect from the floor.
Turner pulled off the feat in a 132-122 Trailblazer win over Minnesota, a team that includes last year's Big Ten player of the year and another former Buckeye Keita Bates-Diop. KBD scored seven off the bench. Following the game, the two OSU products greeted each other warmly on the court. You can see that posted below, as well as some highlights of Turner's big night, including the moment he secured his 10th rebound, which completed the triple-double. The reaction of his teammates on the Portland bench says a lot about Turner. They were genuinely excited for Turner, who is a very popular player with his Blazer teammates. Congrats E.T.!!