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Arizona Basketball Suspends Josiah Turner For Showdown With Florida Gators

The Arizona Wildcats entered this season with four heralded freshmen, all of whom expected to have long, prolific careers with the program. Just two months into their careers in Tucson, one has been kicked off the team (Sidiki Johnson) and another has been suspended twice. From the official release:

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Josiah Turner has been suspended for Wednesday's game at Florida due to violations of team policy.

"Josiah will not play in Wednesday's game at Florida," said UA head coach Sean Miller. "We will meet with him when we return to campus to discuss what his obligations to this program are moving forward."

A 6-foot-3 freshman guard from Sacramento, Calif., Turner has appeared in seven games for the Wildcats this season.

The Wildcats (6-2) return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12th-ranked Florida. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST and can be seen nationally on ESPN.

Not good at all. And this comes just a few hours after coach Miller praised Turner in his weekly press conference for making big strides both on and off the court. There has been no talk of suspending Turner for anything more than the UF game, but to say the freshman point guard is on thin ice would be an understatement.

For more on UA Hoops, check out Arizona Desert Swarm.