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FMU’s Liki Turner named to All-PBC Team

FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University senior forward Liki Turner has been selected to the 2012 Peach Belt Conference first-team All-Conference men’s basketball 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 24th 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 fourth in scoring, third in rebounding, and 14th in free throw percentage.

Turner was 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 2:01 PM
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