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Prospect Profile:
Ronny Turiaf

Full Name: Ronny Turiaf
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m) / 249 (112.9 kg)
Birthdate: January 13, 1983 (Le Robert, Martinique)
High School: Sporting Club Lamentinois (Le Robert, Martinique), then INSEP (Paris, France)
College: Gonzaga
(Martinique)
NBA Draft 2004
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Career Highlights: Named West Coast Conference Player of Year as a senior. Also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors from the Associated Press and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards. Was a First Team All-WCC and NABC First Team All-District 14 honoree his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Finished college career as the fourth all-time leading scorer (1,723 points) and rebounder (859) in school history. Also ranks second in career blocks (179) and is Gonzaga’s all-time leader in free throws made (643). Posted 27 career double-doubles. Has been a member of the Martinique and French National basketball teams.

Senior (2004-05): Led the WCC in rebounding (9.5 rpg) and blocked shots (1.9 bpg), while ranking eighth in scoring (15.9 ppg). Exploded for a career-high 40 points, shooting 14-for-15 from the free throw line vs. Idaho. Recorded a 23-point, 13-rebound double-double in a win over Washington. Scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech. Opened season with 33 points and nine rebounds vs. Portland State. Scored 18 points and matched a career-high with 14 rebounds vs. St. Mary’s. Registered a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds vs. Texas Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2003-04): Finished sixth in the WCC in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg). Set a season high with 29 points vs. George Washington in the title game of the BB&T Tournament. Recorded 23 points vs. Missouri. Notched 27 points at Loyola Marymount. Scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds at Portland. Tied season highs with 29 points and 14 rebounds vs. St. Mary’s in the finals of the WCC Tournament.

Sophomore (2002-03): Ranked fifth in the WCC in scoring (15.6 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (6.2 rpg). Scored 20 or more points in 10 contests. Recorded season highs of 29 points and 14 rebounds vs. Portland. Scored 24 points in back-to-back games vs. Utah and Indiana in the Maui Invitational. Tallied 26 points and 12 rebounds in the title game of the WCC Tournament vs. San Diego. Scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and tied a school record with 16 free throws made vs. Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 19.5 minutes a contest. Recorded four double-doubles. Posted 13 points and 13 rebounds vs. Montana and 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. St. John’s in the Great Alaska Shootout. Scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the regular season finale vs. St. Mary’s.

Strengths: High-energy player who loves to mix it up around the basket. Solid frame and strong legs make him a factor on the glass and as a shotblocker.

Personal: Speaks four languages – French, English, Spanish, and his native Creole. Has two younger sisters.

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