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Josiah Turner

  • Point Guard
  • Sacramento, CA (Met Sacramento Charter)
  • Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 192
  • Age: 21 yrs 9 mo
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Arizona Wildcats

  • Year: Freshman

As a Recruit: Turner was recruited from Met Sacramento Charter (Sacramento, CA) class of 2011. He committed to Arizona on 9/19/2010. He was recruited by Archie Miller .


  • Apr 11


    4/11/2012: Josiah Turner news update - Announced he will be leaving Arizona and will play his college basketball elsewhere.

  • Apr 11


    4/11/2012: Josiah Turner news update - announced intention to transfer from Arizona after spring semester.





Year GP Min Pts FG% FT% 3PT% Ast Reb Blk Stl
2011 29 24.7 6.8 42.00 62.50 23.50 2.4 3.1 8 33
Total 29 24.7 6.8 42.00 62.50 23.50 2.4 3.1 8 33


Turner has decided to leave the Arizona program following an up and down freshman season.

Josiah Turner was Arizona's top recruit in 2011, ending his high school career as the No. 2 point guard recruit in the nation and 10th-best player overall. Turner began his high school career at Sacramento High School (Calif.) before transferring to Quality Education (N.C.) early in his senior season.

Turner has a strong handle and is poised to man the point guard position for Arizona in the year's ahead. He's averaging 7.1 points per game as a true freshman through Arizona's first 13 games. The Wildcats are looking for Turner to become a better distributor of the basketball while not losing his aggressiveness as a scorer.

Since being suspended for a game for violating team rules, Turner has really turned on the jets and taken more of a leadership role on the court. The true freshman has maintained his 7.0 scoring averaging while starting to contribute in more ways on the defensive end of the floor with steals, blocked shots and hustle plays.


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