Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Turner’

No. 8 – From Draft to ’84 Olympics

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The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Eight days after the 1984 Draft, first-rounders Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming were named to the U.S. Olympic team. That team would go on to beat Spain in the gold medal game in Los Angeles.

We’re just eight hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 35 – Turner’s unique numbers note

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner briefly swapped jersey numbers in his career.

Name: Jeff Turner

Position: Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 230 pounds

Birthday: April 9, 1962

College: Vanderbilt

Drafted in 1984: 17th overall by New Jersey Nets

Draft fact: Throughout NBA history, 161 different players have worn a No. 35 jersey. But in the historic class of 1984, Jeff Turner was the only draftee to sport the No. 35. Turner wore No. 35 in the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons before switching to No. 30.

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No. 72 — Six standouts from ’84 Olympic field

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was a member of the 1984 Olympic team.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Of the 72 players invited to participate in the 1984 Olympic trials, six of them would become both first-round picks in the 1984 Draft and 1984 Olympic team members.

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No. 73 — Turner didn’t take many 3s

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The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft on NBA TV.

Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner rarely shot 3-pointers in games.

Name: Jeff Turner

Position: Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 230 pounds

Birthday: April 9, 1962

College: Vanderbilt

Drafted in 1984: 17th overall by New Jersey Nets

Draft fact: Jeff Turner, who was selected No. 17 by the New Jersey Nets in the 1984 Draft, made 73 3-pointers in his seven-year NBA career.

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