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Turner, Boeheim voted top AP honors

INDIANAPOLIS — As Evan Turner clutched his trophy and posed for yet another photo, he couldn't escape a little ribbing.

"That going to fit at home?" Ohio State teammate David Lighty said Friday as Turner walked past with the Associated Press player of the year award.

"This is going to be a window ornament," Turner shot back as both laughed.

Turner, a 6-foot-7 junior swingman who averaged 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists, received 54 votes from the 65-member national media panel. Kentucky freshman John Wall was second with nine votes. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim was named coach of the year with 39 votes. Kansas State's Frank Martin was next with eight.

Lighty and Dallas Lauderdale drove 175 miles from Columbus, Ohio, to see the presentation — without missing class, Lauderdale added.

Boeheim took Syracuse from unranked in the preseason to No. 1 in the AP poll and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Orange went 30-5 after losing its top three scorers from last season.

more HONORS: Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado won the inaugural Lefty Driesell Award as the nation's top Division I defender.

GEORGIA TECH: Forward Gani Lawal said he'll skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

KENT STATE: Coach Geno Ford agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension. The deal runs through 2014-15 with a base salary of $300,000 per year, athletic director Laing Kennedy said.

PURDUE: Coach Matt Painter signed a new deal through the 2016-17 season. The school said it gave Painter a $1.3 million base salary and up to $1 million of incentives for academic, athletic and attendance achievement.

UCLA: Forward Brendan Lane (left ankle) will have surgery next week and is expected to be out five months.

Turner, Boeheim voted top AP honors 04/02/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 3, 2010 5:31pm]
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