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Henry Turner
Henry Turner
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Sacramento Kings Analyst & former Sacramento King
Guest Biography

Henry Frank Turner (born August 18, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player, in the small forward position.
Basketball career

Turner played collegiately for California State University, Fullerton, graduating in 1988, and had a two-season stint in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings (1989–90 and 1994–95), he averaged 3 points and one rebound per game in 66 regular season games combined.

In Europe, Turner played mainly in Italy, representing Emmezeta Udine (Serie A2), Panna Firenze (Serie A2), Ducato Siena (Jun–Oct 1998), BingoSNAI Montecatini, Müller Verona and Adecco Milano).[1] He also had spells in Turkey with Fenerbahçe, and Greece with Panionios B.C. and Maroussi BC.

While playing in Greece for Panionios during the 1993-94 season, Turner thrilled the crowds with his performances and stunning slam dunks. Both came together in one memorable first-half performance against PAOK in the semi-final of the KORAC Cup. In front of a full-house of raucous Panionios fans, Turner scored 30 points in the half and capped it with a 360 degree dunk that had the supporters (and game commentator) in delirium. Unfortunately for Turner and Panionios, they faded in the second-half and lost a 20-point lead and the game, 83-85, with Turner ending on 37 points. Nevertheless, the first half remains etched in the memory of Panionios fans and, more generally, followers of Greek basketball from that unforgettable era.

While representing Fenerbahçe, Turner was granted Turkish citizenship, and played under the name Hakkı Uzun.[2] He retired in 2002 at 36, and went on to work as a basketball analyst for Comcast with co-hosts Jim Kozimor and Kayte Christensen and Lafayette Lever, covering Sacramento Kings games.