Wildcat Needs Arizona MIP Class

by: Mike Miller

As a recovering alcoholic and college student I completely understand how you can do a lot of stupid things when you are in college. While I can’t speak for the girls, I know the boys do plenty of stupid things. Drinking and driving is one of the common stupid activities college boys participate in.

Such is the case with former Arizona Wildcats guard Josiah Turner. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI by campus police back in May. This was reported in azstarnet.com.

History of Troubled First Year

It was not the first run-ins with difficulty for the talented 19-year-old. With all of his troubles at UA, Turner will transfer. He was suspended twice during last season for unspecified violations of team rules.

Turner was first suspended for the Wildcats' Dec. 7 game at Florida, and also suspended on March 7 for the Pac-12 tournament. His second suspension was termed indefinite, and coach Sean Miller said after the Pac-12 Tournament that it would also include UA’s appearance in the NIT.

The most highly touted of UA’s four freshman, Turner struggled on and off the court all season. Turner, who averaged 6.8 points and 2.4 assists, also was taken out of the starting lineup once for showing up late to a pregame shoot-around.

Hopefully this DUI incident will serve as a wake-up call for Turner. If he takes a series of Arizona minor in possession classes and focuses on staying sober, perhaps he will still be able to fulfill the God-given talent he has been blessed with.