Sacramento Bee: Josiah Turner to stay at Sacramento High Schoolby Javier Morales on Jan. 13, 2011, under Sports
High-profile Sacramento High School basketball guard Josiah Turner, a Class of 2011 signee with Arizona, will remain in school and play out the season, according to the latest report from the Sacramento Bee.
The newspaper is reporting that a day after Turner’s mother, Doris Ward, informed school athletic director Justin Gatling and boys basketball coach Derek Swafford that she was going to pull her senior son out of the Oak Park school, Turner was still a student.
Turner will be reinstated on the team, Swafford said.
“Josiah’s still here and we’d like to have him back on the team,” Swafford told the Sacramento Bee. “Josiah wants to be here. Our team just wants to play. We are willing to work with him, but there are always consequences for actions, and that’s got to be clear.”
Turner, a 6-foot-3-inch Five-Star recruit according to Rivals.com, is passing all of his classes and is not in jeopardy of being academically ineligible to attend Arizona.
Ward and Turner have been unavailable for comment.
Arizona coach Sean Miller said Tuesday during the Pac-10 teleconference that he was not concerned about Turner’s situation.