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Evan Turner Talks Carmen's Crew, His Buckeye Legacy, Thad Matta And More

It's been 10 years since Evan Turner's historic season at Ohio State. The Buckeye basketball legend emerged in 2010 to be the national player of the year, despite missing six weeks with a broken back suffered in December. Ever since leaving Ohio State for the NBA, Turner has remained a favorite in Buckeye Nation. He has made Columbus his home, has stayed in close touch with his Buckeye teammates and for the fourth straight year, is serving as General Manager of Carmen's Crew, the defending champions of the summertime TBT basketball tournament. Carmen's Crew begins defense of its title Wednesday against "House of Paign." We had a chance to talk with E.T. Tuesday morning on "The Joel Riley Show," and true to form, Evan was a delight. I've been fortunate to be on the Ohio State sports beat since 1993, and Evan, along with his Buckeye Basketball teammates of that era, are among the favorite Buckeyes I've covered. It was another engaging conversation with Evan that covered everything from Carmen's Crew, the OSU brotherhood, Thad Matta, the NBA, Waffle House, his juice cleansing, his defining game of 2010 (other than the Michigan shot) and much more. It was an enjoyable 12 minute conversation. Thanks to Evan for joining us. You can check out our interview by clicking here to go to Joel's podcast page.


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