General: A pure point guard who makes the game easier for his teammates ... Great court vision and a feel for the game ... His size makes him a factor defensively as well ... Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn named Turner the No. 5 "Freshman of Instant Impact" among 16 first-year players nationally.
Freshman (2011-12): Announced his intention to transfer on April 11 ... Suspended indefinitely on March 7 for a violation of team rules ... An honorable mention Pac-12 all-freshman pick ... Has two games this season with 6+ assists and zero turnovers ... Averaged 2.6 assists in his last five games ... Registered three points, three assists, a block and a steal on 3/4 at Arizona State ... Posted eight points and five boards on 2/25 vs. UCLA in 35 minutes ... Hit 6-of-12 shots (both career highs) in notching a career-best 15 points and six assists on 2/23 vs. USC ... Grabbed four offensive boards and added a block on 2/18 at Washington ... Posted eight points (one trey) and two assists on 2/16 at Washington State ... Passed out a season-best seven assists against no turnovers on 2/11 vs. Utah ... Collected four rebounds and two assists on 2/9 vs. Colorado ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds to go with three steals on 2/4 at Stanford ... Posted four points and three assists on 2/2 at California ... Tallied eight points and three rebounds vs. Washington on 1/28 ... Hit 4-of-6 shots en route to nine points and four assists on 1/26 vs. Washington State ... Registered nine points, five boards and three assists on 1/21 at Colorado ... Recorded 10 points, two assists and two steals on 1/19 at Utah ... Finished in double figures for the first time in 10 games, totaling with 11 points, three boards and two steals on 1/14 vs. Oregon ... Tallied four points, three boards, four assists, a block and two steals in overtime win vs. Oregon State on 1/12 ... Posted five boards and three assists on 1/8 at USC ... Registered nine points and a season-high six rebounds at UCLA on 1/5 ... Collected a season high five steals vs. Arizona State on 12/31 ... Hit 4-of-4 FTs to go with a season-high five assists on 12/22 vs. Bryant ... Was 3-of-6 FGs to go with a season-high three assists on 12/20 vs. Oakland ... Hit a trey in 23 minutes vs. Gonzaga on 12/17 ... Amassed six points, five boards and two steals on 12/10 vs. Clemson ... Suspended for the Florida game on 12/7 due to a violation of team policy ... Posted five points, five boards and zero turnovers in 24 minutes vs. Northern Arizona on 12/3 ... Tallied 12 points (6-of-10 FT) to go with six boards and three steals on 11/29 at New Mexico State ... Finished in double figures for the first time with 10 points and no turnovers in 26 minutes on 11/23 vs. San Diego State ... Tallied eight points and two assists vs. Mississippi State on 11/18 ... Registered eight points (3-of-6 FG), three rebounds and two steals on 11/17 vs. St. John's ... DNP vs. Ball State on 11/13 ... Passed out three assists on 11/9 vs. Duquesne ... Posted seven points, two rebounds and an assist on 11/7 vs. Valparaiso.
High School: Ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect in the country and the No. 2 point guard by rivals.com to go with a scout grade of 97 by espn.com ... Played for coach Isaac Pitts at Quality Education, leading the squad to a 26-4 mark and its third straight National Christian School Athletic Association title ... Made his QEA debut on Jan 29 and led the team in scoring with 17 points in a 74-59 win over Upper Room Christian Academy after starting the year at Sacramento High School ... Named MVP of the iS8/Nike Tournament in New York City in May ... Led South team at the inaugural All-American championship all-star game in Houston, totaling 13 points, seven assists, six steals and the game-winning put-back at the buzzer ... MVP of the Converse Mo-Mentorship All-Star classic in Augusta, Ga., scoring 26 points with 13 assists to lead the Red team to victory ... Invited to the 2011 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship team training camp held in June ... Averaged 27.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a junior at SHS led the Dragons to a 26-7 record for coach Derek Swafford and a berth in the California State Regional Division II final ... A Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team selection, and earned ESPN RISE Cal-Hi Sports boys state Athlete-of-the-Week honors after breaking the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff scoring record with 127 points ... Named metro Player of the Year by the Sacramento Bee and was a third-team all-state selection as a junior. He tallied a career-high 48 points against Pasadena High School in December 2009 ... Attended the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Top 100 High School Camp at the University of Virginia ... Attended in June 2010 the Deron Williams Skills Academy and in July 2010 he attended the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio ... A solid student, Turner carried a 3.3 grade point average ... His sister, Quanisha, played college basketball at IUPUI and Chico State.
Josiah Turner's Honors
Wayman Tisdale Award preseason watch list
Pac-12 honorable mention all-freshman
Josiah Turner's Career Highs
Points 15, vs. USC, 2/23/2012
Rebounds 7, at Stanford, 2/4/2012
FG 6, vs. USC, 2/23/2012
FGA 12, vs. USC, 2/23/2012
3PT 1, seven times, last, at Washington State, 2/16/2012
3ATT 3, five times, last, vs. USC, 2/23/2012
FT 6, at New Mexico State, 11/29/2011
FTA 10, at New Mexico State, 11/29/2011
AST 7, vs. Utah, 2/11/2012
STL 5, vs. Arizona State, 12/31/2011
BLK 1, seven times, last, at Arizona State, 3/4/2012
MIN 35, vs. UCLA, 2/25/2012