Why is Evan Turner smiling?

February, 2, 2010
National Player of the Year candidate Evan Turner is dating Ohio State point guard Samantha Prahalis, according to a story in Ohio State's student newspaper, The Lantern.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Turner had his relationship described in the campus as "Facebook official" in a story with the headline, "Love and Basketball at OSU." The paper dreams up a one-one-one scenario between the two stars:
Both have an impressive resume. Prahalis was Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season, while Turner is a contender for National Player of the Year this season.

“If I was a girl, she’d probably give me a run for my money, but I don’t know, I think I might win,” Turner said.

At 6-feet-7-inches, Turner has a foot of height on her, which might be significant.

However, a run for his money may be an understatement. Prahalis may not measure up to his shoulders, but she is hot from behind the arc. She hits 35 percent of her 3-pointers, which surpasses Turner’s 28 percent.

Of course he wouldn’t foul her, because she’s sure to make the fouls shots. She’s shooting 77 percent from the line.



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