When class of 2021 Logan Turner walks into the gym, you may not take notice right away but the moment he takes the court he makes his presence felt. He has good positional size & length for a shooting guard as he stands 6'5. He can shoot it well off the dribble & catch, and if you're not careful he will put it on your head as he is a very sneaky athlete.
He's having a good summer so far playing with a good Aim High team and has picked up a couple of offers from two good programs in the southeast. If you don't know the name or the game you should take notice before it's too late.
Now let's get to know Logan...
Q: Tell me about your upbringing, where are you from originally?
A: I was born and raised in Atlanta/Roswell. My parents are both from the North but they moved to Georgia.
Q: Who’s your support system?
A: Definitely my mom and dad they’ve been there for me and have been supporting me since Day 1.
Q: Do you have any siblings? What are their names and how old are they?
A: I have a brother named Ben who’s 2 years younger than me.
Q: Tell me what a typical day is like for you in the Turner Household?
A: Usually, I get up early around 6:30 to do a workout in the morning whether it’s going to the gym and working with a trainer or going to shoot and then every other night I try to get in the weight room and lift trying to get stronger and ready for the season.
Q: The AAU season has been crazy this year, what has the change been like for you?
A: It was pretty rough at first not having AAU in the spring there wasn’t a lot of opportunities but there will still be more opportunities and tournaments coming up later this year.
Q: How do you describe your game?
A: I would say sneaky-athletic. You wouldn’t see expect it. Then being a shooter my strengths are getting off the dribble and catch and shoot situations.
Q: What do you like most about your game?
A: I do a little bit of everything. I’m 6’5 so I have the length to be a good defender. Then on offense trying to score from all three levels and getting to the basket and shooting. That’s what I like about how I play.
Q: What do you think you still need to work on?
A: Definitely trying to get stronger and get ready for college. Lifting a lot in the weight room and having a high motor the whole game.
Q: Do you have anybody that you patterned your game after or compare your game to?
A: My favorite college team was Michigan, they had a guy named Nik Stauskas who was about 6’5/6’6 and a shooting guard and was Big10 Player of the Year. I try to model my game after him he’s also sneaky athletic and good to the rim. Also, Alex O'Connell, who went to Milton then Duke and is now transferring to Creighton he’s a good shooter and can do a lot of things on offense.
Q: Would you say you’re a coachable player?
Q: What makes you coachable?
A: I like getting feedback from coaches, they’re only trying to make you better. So I’m all ears when it comes to stuff like that which makes me coachable.
Q: What motivates you in basketball?
A: Both of my parents work really hard to provide for me and my family so they instill the work ethic in me from Day 1 to motivate me.
Q: Do you like or love basketball?
A: When I’m not playing I’m watching basketball and it was one of the sports I was better at when I was younger so I just fell in love with shooting and watching the game.
Q: Has there been any adversity that you've faced on or off the court?
A: Last season in the middle of my Junior Year I went up for a dunk and came down and broke my hand and that was the first time I really got injured so that was tough and some adversity I faced last year. I was back in about a month and it’s fully healed.
Q: What makes you tick, like is there anything that bothers you?
A: Nothing really bothers me and I always try to have good sportsmanship.
Q: What are your goals for next season and moving forward after high school?
A: For me senior season I want to go as far as I can go and try to win State and our Region. We have 6 or 7 seniors coming in and we have good chemistry. We haven’t made the playoffs yet but our Region got changed so it’s gonna be something new and we’re looking forward to it. After high school, I want to go to a D1 school to play college basketball and get a scholarship
Q: What are the schools that have offered you?
A: Georgia Tech was my first offer and then Appalachian State has offered me as well.
Q: What are you looking for in a program?
A: I’m looking for a team where I can have good relationships with the coaches and teammates. I also want to go to a school where I’m wanted and can fit into and make an impact.
Q: Do you care if it’s High, Mid, or Low Major?
I don’t really care that much as long as it’s the best fit for me and I get a good scholarship so I can’t complain about that.
Q: What are your grades like?
A: I have around a 3.0 3.1 and I feel like education is just as important as basketball so I try to stay on top of that.
Q: Have you taken the SAT or ACT yet?
A: I’m waiting to take the ACT.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: Definitely trying to be a pro basketball player whether it's overseas, in the G-League, or the NBA. Just trying to get paid to play basketball so that’s what I’m working for right now.
Q: Last question, would you rather hit a game-winning shot at home or on the road and tell me why?
A: Definitely on the road. Freshman year I hit a game-winning shot at home and it was cool having our fans there and seeing all that but at one of our first region games a Sophomore year I hit a Buzzer Beater against a team at an away game and their crowd was talking a lot so it’s a lot more satisfying hitting one on the road.
In conclusion, we would like to thank Logan for taking the time to sit down and answer a few questions. We look forward to seeing his continued growth as a basketball player and encourage him to stay focused on his goals. I encourage Logan to keep pushing himself and don't lose the mentality that has gotten him this far, keep your circle tight, and when you step in-between the lines make sure they remember your name!