Jermaine Turner grew up in Queens NYC competing with and against future NBA players including games at the celebrated Rucker playground tournaments. He earned All-America honors at Dowling College averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds on his way to a Bachelor Degree in Sociology. An explosive force at both ends of the court, Jermaine went on to a distinguished international career collecting team championships, scoring crowns and MVP awards in Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and Romania. He was the 2006 And-1 Dunk Champion and was Eurobasket’s 2011 Irish MVP having led league champion Killester Basketball Club in scoring, rebounding, steals, blocks and assists.
Coach Turner has a great approach to teaching the game and has shared his knowledge as a clinician in Spain and in Ireland where he coached at Dublin City University, served as Camp Director in Belfast, Northern Ireland and coached players of all ages for 5 seasons. Coach Turner spends much of the off-season with his Irish wife and two daughters in Ireland which he considers his second home.