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Arizona's Josiah Turner suspended indefinitely

Posted on: March 7, 2012 7:38 pm

By Jeff Borzello

It looked like Arizona freshman guard Josiah Turner was figuring things out.

He had cut down on his turnovers and was playing more consistently for the Wildcats. In fact, he had a 15-point, six-assist, zero-turnover performance in a win over USC two weeks ago.

Now, though, comes the news that Turner has been suspended indefinitely and did not make the trip to the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.

“I am disappointed in Josiah for his actions,” head coach Sean Miller said in a release. “Unfortunately this suspension comes at a time of great excitement and opportunity for our team.  However, the standards of our program will not be compromised under any circumstances.  Hopefully, Josiah will learn a valuable lesson from this experience.”

Turner had previously been suspended this season, on December 7, after “violations of team policy.” He also missed a game against Ball State and was late to a pregame shootaround prior to an early November contest against Duquesne.

The 6-foot-3 guard is averaging 6.8 points and 2.4 assists this season. 


Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:42 am

Arizona's Josiah Turner suspended indefinitely

What are they putting in the water over there?  It looks like at least three sophomore players will have to be kicked off of the football team, with a fourth a possibility, and now a freshman is being suspended.  If they don't get things cleaned up over there, they are going to look like Tennessee or Michigan State.  Something tells me that bad behavior in a conservative, law and order state like Arizona just isn't going to cut it.   

Now, if they could just do something about those stringy ties... 

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