Alabama Point Guard Lamonte Turner Declassifies to Class of 2016

Sporting No. 23 jersey, Lamonte Turner will have another year to choose the school that best suits him.

Sparkman point guard Lamonte  Turner is transferring to Arlington Country Day, a prep school in Jacksonville, Fla. He has retweeted several references to the transfer today on his Twitter account, @3Turner. Turner, who was a sophomore last season, will be reclassified, meaning he'll repeat 10th grade at ACD and graduate with the class of 2016. NCAA rules mandate that a reclassified player still pass 16 core classes in eight semesters and graduate. 6’2, 175 lb point guard has offers from Auburn, Wichita State, Jacksonville, Mercer, Morehead State and Kennesaw State. He averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists last season while helping lead the Senators to the Class 6A state championship game.


Known as one of the best shooters in the country, Turner out of Huntsville, Alabama, played AAU summer basketball for Alabama Challenge with Devin Booker for part of the summer, and ATL Xpress with Danjel Purifoy for the other part, including the National Championships in Orlando. He will give ACD instant offense from the point guard position. He currently holds interest from Louisville, Clemson, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Georgia, Alabama, Missississippi, Georgia and Kentucky. Declassifying gives Turner another year to boost his resume for his future college endeavors.

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Evan Daniels