Elston Turner was on KJR-AM this morning, explaining his decision to leave UW (see post below).
The bottom line seemed to be that he believes he is being used at UW mostly as an outside-shooting threat, while he thinks its best for the development of his own career to be used in a more versatile role.
Turner said he doesn't know where he's headed yet, but that he hopes to move closer to his home in Houston and mentioned that he has friends at Texas A&M and likes the sound of Texas, too. He seemed to expect to go D-I and is willing to sit out a season to do so.
He said he told Lorenzo Romar of his decision a couple of days ago, and that Romar didn't try to talk him out of it but wished him well and indicated no hard feelings. (Romar has long taken the attitude that when a player decides it's time to leave, it probably is.)
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On the court, it is likely that Turner's role will mostly be filled by Scott Suggs and redshirt freshman C.J. Wilcox, who apparently is at least Turner's match from 3-point range.
This also means that there may yet be a third member of next season's incoming class.