Coatesville Resident, Bucknell-Bound Senior at Malvern Prep Breaks 21-Year-Old Basketball Record

Mark Hostutler
Image of Deuce Turner via Steven Falk, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Malvern Prep senior and Coatesville resident Kieves “Deuce” Turner recently became the Inter-Academic League’s all-time leading scorer, eclipsing the previous record of 2,068 career points, writes B.J. Boyer for Basketball Society Online.

Turner broke the 21-year-old record held by Episcopal Academy’s John Phillips in a victory over Cheltenham. Phillips attended the game, as he thought it was important to pass the proverbial torch to Turner, who is one of the area’s most explosive guards.

“It means so much knowing I’m the best at what I do,” said Turner, who will continue his basketball career at Bucknell. “It’s an amazing accomplishment.”

Turner said that the scoring record is his greatest accomplishment, at least for now.

“But once we win the Inter-Ac title and if we win the championship, that will become the greatest accomplishment in my eyes,” he said. “Bringing a title to my school is the ultimate goal.”

The Friars have not won the Inter-Ac League – which has produced several NBA players, including Alvin Williams, Jerome Allen, Wayne Ellington, and Gerald Henderson – since 2012.

Read more about Kieves “Deuce” Turner at Basketball Society Online here.

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