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Arizona guard Josiah Turner to transfer

Josiah Turner arrived at the University of Arizona as a
five-star recruit and one of the best point guard
prospects
in the country.

He’s leaving one year later as a disappointment who just
couldn’t get a handle on college life.

The school announced Wednesday
that Turner has decided to transfer to another school,
though he has not decided where that will be.

“I learned a lot in my year at Arizona and would like to
thank my coaches, teammates and the fans for all of their
support,” Turner said.

Turner averaged 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists
per game, but missed six games — including the Pac-12
Tournament and NIT — due to disciplinary reasons.

“Josiah made a great deal of progress as a student-athlete
in his year with us,” said Arizona head coach Sean Miller.
“He will finish this semester and leave in good academic
standing. All of us at Arizona wish him well in his
future.”

Turner’s departure leaves the Wildcats thin at the point
guard spot, with only junior-to-be Jordin Mayes at the
position. Off-guard Nick Johnson will likely see time
there
as well this upcoming season, with the job opening up for
T.J. McConnell, who elected to transfer to Arizona
and will be eligible to play in the 2013-2014 season.