Turner Enjoys ASU Visit

As a 2011 prospect Josiah Turner is likely several months, maybe even over a year away, from making a verbal commitment. This did however not stop him from unofficially visiting his various suitors, and scheduling future trips. This past weekend he was in Tempe with him mother Doris Ward and both discussed their trip to Arizona State with Devils Digest.

"It was an excellent visit," said Ward. "The coaches, the campus, the level of education – it was all very impressive. This is the best trip we've been on so far. We‘ve been to a UCLA camp, we've been to San Jose State and we really liked how the Arizona State visit was all set up. The way the run things there, the staff…we just like the whole program."

Turner, who's being recruited by ASU Assistant Coach Lamont Smith, also mentioned the academic aspect at ASU as being a highlight of his trip, as well as "the campus and the whole environment there."

The 6-1 165 Sacramento High School point guard is touted as a player who possesses an ideal combination of distributing the ball, as well as draining his mid-range jump shot with a good degree of consistency. "My defense is my strong part. I feel that I still need to work on my shot," he noted.

Turner mentioned that Cal and USC are other schools he plans to unofficially visit later this year, and admitted that "I'm probably to play for a Pac-10 school." The point guard who plays for the Pump Power club (the younger squad of the Pump ‘n Run team), remarked that ASU has been recruiting him for a few months now, and said that members of ASU's staff will be watching some of his practices and games during his sophomore year.

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