Player Development Coach
Executive Team Member, Strategic Development
Wayne Turner '95, perhaps the most heralded boys' high school basketball player to come out of Boston. He is coming home from Kentucky where he served as an assistant for the University of Kentucky basketball team in its run to the NCAA Final Four this year.
Turner's records at Beaver still stand. He set the boys' basketball career scoring record with 2,542 points. During his senior year, he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year, a McDonald's All-American, and a Parade Magazine All-American. He was a three-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic. At Kentucky, he was a member of two National Championship teams.
At Kentucky he received the most wins than any player in the history of Kentucky basketball, 4th all-time on the assist(494), 1000pt club(1170), and he currently holds the record for most steals(238) in his career in the school's history. He is the only player in the school's history to score more than 1000pts, dish out over 400 assists, grab over 300 rebounds, and over 200 steals in a career.
Wayne played high school basketball at Beaver Country Day School in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Star point guard for the University of Kentucky's Wildcats during a four-year period in which they won two national titles (1996 and 1998) and lost in the championship game in (1997).
During his college career he appeared twice on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Following his college years he played for the NBA's Boston Celtics and the International Basketball League's Cincinnati Stuff.
In 2000 he signed with the Harlem Globetrotters
In 2002 he played for the Dakota Wizards of the Continental Basketball Association and helped the team win the 2002 CBA Championship.
Turner rejoined the Wizards in 2005, helping them reach the play-offs.
In 2008 he returned to the CBA as a member of the East Kentucky Miners.
In the fall of 2010, he returned to the University of Kentucky to finish his undergraduate degree, and joined the men's basketball staff at his alma mater.
Wayne Turner has also played as an import (non-local) in the Australasian National Basketball League for the Townsville Crocodiles where he recieved the team MVP and led them in scoring and rebounds (2002-03),and signed a one year deal (2007-08) with the NBL's New Zealand Breakers.
Wayne Turner is considered to be one of the best high school point guard players in the USA from when he played out of Massachusetts back in 1995. Wayne Turner and Anthony Taylor, who is co-founder of Visionary Basketball Group, were both long-time youth friends who battled on the playground together and played on a variety of showcase teams together while growing up. Wayne Turner and Anthony Taylor became roommates while they played in the professional minor leagues in Florida, and they have stayed friends for many years. They both have the same "Vision" for the concept of player development.
With Wayne's experience of being part of a national championship team and being coached by some of the finest coaches including Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith, he brings to VBG great knowledge and ideas.
The true element with Wayne Turner is that he earned everything that he has accomplished throughout his youth with hard work and dedication. He is an extremely hard worker and was a fierce competitor that could compete with the best around in the world.