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Turner Suspended Indefinitely
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 07, 2012
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March 7, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona head men's basketball coach Sean Miller today announced that Josiah Turner has been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules.

"Josiah Turner has been suspended indefinitely from our basketball team for a violation of team rules," said Miller. "I am disappointed in Josiah for his actions. 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, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound freshman guard from Sacramento, Calif., is averaging 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 29 appearances this season (17 starts). He's started 16 of the last 17 games for the Wildcats.

Turner will not accompany the team to Los Angeles.

Arizona (21-10, 12-6 Pac-10) will next be in action on Thursday, March 8, at the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament. The fourth-seeded Wildcats face either No. 5 seed UCLA or No. 12 seed USC at 2:40 p.m. PST. The game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports Net.

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