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May 2017 Issue

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Page 50 of 63 MAY 2017 51 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL "That's a huge decision she will have to take some time thinking about," McGraw said. "She could miss the year. I told her we weren't going to talk about it. Just focus on one thing at a time. Let's have sur- gery, see how it goes, see how the rehab is going, and then in the fall we can take our time to decide." Named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year each of the past two sea- sons and an Associated Press, espnW and USBWA first-team All-American (10-woman team), Turner led the team in scoring (15.3 points per game) and rebounding (7.1 per contest) prior to her injury, and she ended up blocking more shots (86) than the rest of the team combined (73). Four of the top players in the rota- tion were sophomores or freshmen. Turner (far right), who suffered an ACL tear during Notre Dame's 88-82 overtime win over Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, will not have a timetable set for her return until further evaluation is made before the start of practice in October. PHOTO BY JOE RAYMOND

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