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Professional Basketball Player, Youth Coach, Advocate for Players with Disabilities

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THE GOAL SHOOTER: Professional Basketball Player, Youth Coach, Sports Mentor and Advocate for Players with Disabilities Author.

Terrell Turner is an American basketball player who was invited to play professionally in Australia in 2013 after years of playing at the highest level of college basketball in the US.

Through sharing his own story about overcoming adversity, Terrell is a true difference maker speaking to and mentoring troubled teens and currently works with SNAP (Special Needs Accommodation Placement) Programs supporting youth and people with disabilities and/or extreme behaviours.

Terrell is highly motivating and engaging. He builds instant rapport with anyone he meets and demonstrates through his own life that it is not your circumstances that determine where you are going but your dreams.

Current Work:

Terrell is currently Captain of the Maitland Mustangs who are in strong contention of taking the title this year and having recently received permanent Australian residency, Terrell has his sights on taking his Australian basketball career even further.

Education: Graduating from University with qualifications in Human Services, Terrell has worked in multiple roles in both the US and Australia.

Charity: Basketball is Terrell’s first passion and he knows the impact the game can have is more than it being just a sport. He has supported his association as Youth Coach and his strong beliefs in giving back has seen him participate in Learn to Play - Primary School Basketball Programs and in basketball games and events in support of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence.

All Star: In 2015, Terrell was invited onto the Newcastle All-Star team to play an exhibition game against touring US College team, the Louisiana State University Tigers, which included Ben Simmons who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. Later this year, Terrell has been invited to assist Ben in running his Annual Basketball Camps in Sydney.

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