James S. Turner
James S. Turner
Hometown: New York, NY
Team: Basketball

James S. Turner '86
Hometown: New York, NY
Sport: Basketball
Year Inducted: 1993

Jim Turner, 6'9", was a starting center on the Brown basketball team as a junior. But it was as a senior that Jim came into his on. Former Brown great, Coach Mike Cingiser '62 will be the first to tell you that Jim really arrived in that wonderful Ivy championship season. The League championship that season came down to the final weekend, with Brown defeating Harvard and Dartmouth on the road (Brown also broke a 37-game losing streak at the Palestra that year).

Jim Turner emerged that year as a unanimous choice 1st Team All-Ivy and was also selected Ivy Player-of-the-Year. He also set a few records along the way: 1st for career FG % - .602 (358 of 595, 1982-86) 1st for best FG % - .628 (199 of 317, 1985-86) 1st for best FG % in a game - .933 (14 of 15, vs. Penn) Jim was also at home in the classroom, achieving a 3.67 grade average; and he was selected an Academic All-American.

Upon graduation Jim attended the Fuqua Business School at Duke University where he obtained his M.B.A. with a GPA of 3.9. At Duke he was named a Fuqua Scholar and was also awarded a Corbett Memorial Scholarship in recognition of his first year academic achievement. (He was also captain of the intramural basketball championship team.) Currently Jim is an associate with Lehman Brothers in New York and resides in Brooklyn.