LSU’s Turner exploring other options
New LSU coach Johnny Jones says forward Ralston Turner has been
granted a release that would allow him to transfer to a school
outside the Southeastern Conference if he chooses to do so.
Jones, who announced the decision to grant Turner’s conditional
release on Wednesday, says Turner still could remain at LSU as long
as he assures coaches that he is ”100 percent” committed to the
Jones says Turner’s request to explore a transfer dated back to
last season, when Trent Johnson was LSU’s coach.
Turner says in a statement released by LSU that while he plans
to explore his options, he is not certain that he will
Turner, who would be a junior next season, averaged 12.3 points
as a freshman and 9.1 points last season.