Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
For the second straight year, an Arizona point guard will transfer.
One year after Momo Jones left for Iona, freshman Josiah Turner is also departing.
Turner, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound guard from Sacramento, Calif., averaged 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 29 appearances this year. He posted career-high totals of 15 points on Feb. 23 vs. USC and seven assists against Utah (Feb. 11).
In March, he was suspended indefinitely from the team due to a violation of team rules.
“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,” said Turner.
In his one season in Tucson, Turner made 17 starts and scored in double figures five times and passed out five or more assists on three occasions.
“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 initially picked Arizona over UCLA, Louisville and Kansas.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.