Justin Turner was one of Bowling Green’s top players this past season, and played a big role in the team’s 21-10 record.
But Turner has decided that he’s going to play his final year of eligibility elsewhere and leave as a grad transfer. According to college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, Turner has narrowed down his choices to eight.
The list consists of Louisville, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Marquette, UConn, Alabama, Georgia and Missouri. Just a few days ago, 247Sports reported that 13 different schools had reached out to him, including Kansas and Gonzaga.
Turner averaged 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 25 games with the Falcons. Over the last three years he’s played 90 games, and averaged 17.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
As of writing, no specific favorite has been named to get Turner’s services.
Bowling Green grad transfer Justin Turner (18.8 ppg) told me he has the following schools on his list:
Louisville, Texas Tech, Marquette, Iowa State, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, UConn
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 26, 2020
In four seasons at Bowling Green though, Turner has never had a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. Last year was the closest the Falcons have come to getting in since 1968, but a loss to Buffalo ended that dream.
In moving to a team in the Power Five or Big East, Turner could see his chances of playing in March or even April rise dramatically.
Where do you think Turner will play next season?