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December 7, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Arizona suspends freshman Josiah Turner

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for another headline about a Pac-12 player that’s been suspended.
On Monday it was Utah’s Josh Watkins. Tuesday it was UCLA’s Reeves Nelson.
And today it’s Arizona freshman Josiah Turner.
Wildcats coach Sean Miller announced the suspension Tuesday night.
“Josiah will not play in Wednesday’s game at Florida,” Miller said in a statement released by the school. “We will meet with him when we return to campus to discuss what his obligations to this program are moving forward.”
It’s a big loss considering Arizona (6-2) plays at No. 12 Florida (5-2) in its biggest game of the season.
Turner has struggled since joining the Wildcats. He started the first game, but fell out of the lineup after the season opener. He also missed the fifth game due to a coach’s decision.
Turner was a top 10 prospect and many felt he would be a lottery pick in 2012 NBA draft.
He’s fourth on the team in points averaging 7.1 points per game. He’s also averaging 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 21.3 minutes.
Arizona lost freshman forward Sidiki Johnson who left the team.
Other Pac-12 teams face similar off-court issues:
— California suspended sophomore Richard Solomon, the team’s leading rebounder.
— Oregon lost freshmen guards Jabari Brown and Bruce Barron who quit the team and decided to transfer.
— Arizona State freshman Jahii Carson has not been ruled eligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
PAC-12 SCHEDULE TONIGHT:
Arizona (6-2) at No. 12 Florida (5-2), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Nevada (5-3) at Arizona State (3-4), 5:30 p.m. (foxsportsarizona.com)
Fresno State (4-4) at Colorado (4-3), 6 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton (4-3) at Utah (1-6), 6 p.m.
Washington State (4-4) at Idaho (4-3), 7 p.m.
San Jose State (3-5) at California (6-2), 7:30 p.m.
Times: PST

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