How Turner became a Wildcat

When 6-foot-3, 175-pound Sacramento (Calif.) point guard Josiah Turner decided to come to Arizona, it was considered to be one of the bigger surprises in the class.

When 6-foot-3, 175-pound Sacramento (Calif.) point guard Josiah Turner decided to come to Arizona, it was considered to be one of the bigger surprises in the class.

After all, for the majority of the recruiting cycle, most assumed that Turner was going to go to Kansas.

He started off headed to Arizona State, but that did not happen for numerous reasons. As soon as he opened up his recruitment, the Sun Devils basically dropped him and every other school in the country started to recruit him.

Turner was at a point where he could basically choose schools and instead of rushing into things, made the decision to take his time and make sure that the second school he picked was the best for him.

In late August, Turner decided that he was going to take his official visits. Once he did that, his recruitment would take off and a final decision would not be too far.

Louisville received the first visit, but Turner was sick and the Cardinal never really stood a shot.

His second visit was to UCLA and came at a time in which the Bruins were gaining momentum.

Some may not know it, but many felt as if Turner would pull the trigger on his Bruins visit and UCLA would grab one of the top two point guards in the nation.

When the Bruins failed to do so, Arizona was in business.

Turner visited Arizona and fell in love with the UA, thus confirming the suspicions that many had after the UCLA visit.

It barely took Turner any time after his visit to Tucson to decide that he wanted to become a Wildcat.

An official visit to Kansas and Oregon were scheduled, but never came to fruition and months later, Turner's LOI to the UA is signed, sealed, and delivered.

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