Lamonte Turner Transfers TO Prep Power
Lamonte Turner has been a name everyone has become familiar with within the last year or so. The 6-foot-2 lead guard decided to transfer from Sparkman High School in Harvest, AL to prep power Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville, Florida. Turner will reclassify from 2015 to 2016, which may increase his national ranking and stock as he will have an extra year to improve his weaknesses.
This past season, Turner lead his Sparkman Senators to the state championship game falling to Mountain Brook. In the semifinal game, Turner erupted for 26 points beating top-ranked Carver-Montgomery who features at least 8 division-one prospects.
Turner is currently ranked #3 in our class of 2015 rankings, but will have to be removed due to his relocation outside of Alabama.
We did a Q&A with Lamonte right before he leaves for ACD at 4 A.M. tomorrow morning.
1. What was your decision for transferring?
I wanted to receive a better education and play a tougher schedule.
2. Why Arlington Country Day?
My family and I felt it was the right fit.
3. What was your reason for reclassifying?
To give me an extra year to focus on school and basketball.
4. How do you think you will benefit from playing there this season?
I think It will be good for me, should be a great experience.
5. What do you feel you will bring to your new team?
Leadership, as a point guard I will always lead.
6. What do you feel are you strengths on the court?
Shooting, ball handling and passing.
7. What parts of your game do you feel you still need to improve on?
Defense and rebounding.
8. What is your current GPA?
9. Have you taken the ACT? If so what was your score?
Haven't taken it.
10. What are your goals for this season?
To lead my team to a national championship and excel as a player.
11. What will you miss most about Sparkman?
The people, my teammates, my community and just the whole city of Harvest, AL.