Arizona signee Josiah Turner withdraws from Team USA campby Anthony Gimino on Jun. 17, 2011, under Arizona basketball
Arizona Wildcats signee Josiah Turner has withdrawn from the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team training camp because of unspecified schedule conflicts, according to a press release from USA Basketball.
Turner, a point guard, had been one of 21 players scheduled to be at the camp, which begins today. Twelve players will be selected for the team, which will compete at the U19 World Championships later this summer.
The timing of the withdrawal is curious, as it was announced on May 12 that Turner had been chosen to the camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., so there was ample time to prepare.
The camp figured to be good experience for Turner, who is expected to play a key role on next season’s Arizona team, especially with the recent transfer of starting sophomore point guard MoMo Jones.
Others from the soon-to-be Pac-12 at the camp include Cal’s Allen Crabbe (the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year last season), Cal’s Richard Solomon, Stanford’s Anthony Brown and Arizona State incoming freshman guard Jahii Carson.