76ers Turner

Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner, left, and 76ers president and general manager Ed Stefanski pose for photographs during a basketball news conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 25, 2010. The 76ers chose Turner, from Ohio State, with the second overall pick in the NBA basketball draft on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New 76ers draft pick Evan Turner says he's looking forward to facing the top players in the world on a nightly basis when the NBA season starts.

Philadelphia introduced Turner on Friday, and the Ohio State standout who was the second overall pick of Thursday's draft stressed how excited he is to get to work with his new team and its new coach, Doug Collins.

Turner said he'll need to become more consistent with the his long-range shooting, and is eager to join fellow guard Jrue Holiday in the backcourt for the Sixers in the summer league.

Before holding up a No. 12 jersey, Turner stressed how important defense is saying, "Defense is all about a mentality, all about not letting your man score, and that sounds fun to me."

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