St. Joseph's star forward feels bad about the war of words with Simeon's Derrick Rose on Saturday...
Here's an exclusive excerpt from this week's issue of Ill. Hoops, which features Turner's diary:
"The next thing, I am pretty sure people are aware Derrick Rose and I had words during the game. In my opinion, it was just the heat of the moment and the competitiveness in both of us.
We were both just trying to lead our team to victory, and emotions ran high. To anyone who watched this game, just take note to the simple fact you should let your game do the talking. I feel ashamed that I let words get in the way of my game. I not only disrespected myself, but also the game of basketball. Coming out to play and getting the win can be done with class, and in that stage of time, I forgot about that and just tried to go to war, which wasn’t cool.
I don’t have any problem with Derrick Rose. He is a very talented player, and I wish him and his team the best of luck in the playoffs, so we can hopefully meet up with them again."
This week's Ill. Hoops issue also includes a cover story on North Lawndale, a profile of Hubbard's Aaron Johnson, coverage from the City-Suburban Showdown, polls, photos and more. For more info on Ill. Hoops and a subscription to the e-magazine, go to www.illhoops.com.