The Arizona Wildcats will take to the court at Staples
Center in Los Angeles as the fourth seed against UCLA
Thursday, but they’ll be doing so short-handed.
Head coach Sean Miller announced Wednesday that freshman
guard Josiah Turner has been suspended indefinitely for a
violation of team rules, and won’t play in the Pac-12
“I am disappointed in Josiah for his actions.
Unfortunately this suspension comes at a time of great
excitement and opportunity for our team,” Miller said in a
statement released Wednesday evening.
“However, the standards of our program will not be
compromised under any circumstances. Hopefully, Josiah
will learn a valuable lesson.”
Turner, a highly-touted guard from Sacramento, played in
29 games (17 starts) this season for the Wildcats, and
averaged 6.8 points and 2.4 assists.
Miller also suspended Turner for a single game in December
at Florida, which the Wildcats lost 78-72. Fellow
freshman Sidiki Johnson was first suspended then dismissed
by Miller after seeing playing time in only three games.