UA guard Josiah Turner suspended indefinitely

Mar 8, 2012, 1:36 AM | Updated: 1:41 am

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
Tournament.

“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.

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