Best of Boston

1999 Best Athlete, Amateur

Wayne Turner

One of the great, virtually untold stories in local sports, Turner grew up on Mission Hill, got financial aid to attend the Beaver Country Day School in Newton, and was recruited by Rick Pitino at the University of Kentucky, where he played in more tournament games than anyone in NCAA history and starred on the 1996 championship team. Somehow Turner went undrafted this year, but he’s been invited to the Celtics rookie camp.