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Ex-Cat Josiah Turner gets a second chance in Canadian league

Josiah Turner

After his one season at Arizona, Josiah Turner is with his second Canadian team. Photo by Jason O. Watson-USA Today Sports

Former Arizona Wildcat point guard Josiah Turner, in his first season out of college, has moved on to his third pro team.

Turner, debuted Thursday night with the Summerside Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada. He was released from the league’s franchise in Halifax a few weeks ago, with coach Rob Spon saying, “Josiah just didn’t buy into my system. Josiah wanted to do what Josiah wanted to do.”

Turner played 16 minutes in the Storm’s victory over the London Lightning. He was 1 of 5 from the field, finishing with two points, but he did have eight assists in 16 minutes.

Turner, who left the Arizona program after his freshman season, played for a few weeks with a Hungarian team in September before asking out of his contract. He then signed with Halifax, which plays against Summerside on Friday night.

Turner, 20, still has plenty of basketball in front of him. Perhaps this new assignment will last longer than the 15 games Turner played with Halifax.

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