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Patriot forward garners All-Region hoop honors

FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University senior forward Liki Turner has been named to the 2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team. Turner was selected to the five-member second-team squad.

Turner, a 6-5 native of Richmond, Va., led the Patriots in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.0 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He connected on 43.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 77.1 percent of his free throws, while setting FMU season records for free throws made (158) and attempted (205). He averaged 30.9 minutes per game and registered 48 assists, 13 blocked shots, and 28 steals.

He ranks 29th nationally with 10 double-doubles and is 37th in rebounding. He scored in double figures 25 of 27 games, including thirteen 20-point games.

In the Peach Belt listings, he ranks third in scoring, third in rebounding, and 14th in free throw percentage.

Earlier this month, Turner was a first-team All-PBC selection. He was also a pre-season All-PBC pick and an honorable mention pre-season All-American by the Sporting News. He was a second-team All-Conference selection following his junior season in 2011.

The Patriots ended their 2011-12 campaign with a 16-12 overall mark and a 9-9 conference record. FMU has posted four straight winning seasons for the first time since 1989-1993, with five consecutive being the program record.

A transfer from Division II Shepherd College in 2009, Turner finished with career totals of 1,749 points and 928 rebounds.

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Last Published: March 29, 2012 1:47 PM
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