Ralston Turner commits to the Wolfpack

6’6″ guard Ralston Turner has announced that he has decided to transfer from LSU to the Wolfpack. The rising Junior averaged 9.3 PPG for the Tigers last season (12.3 as a freshman) and had recently been granted his release to explore other options in light of the coaching change in Baton Rouge. Turner brings athleticism and depth on the exterior, but possibly even more important, he brings a 37.2 shooting percentage from outside the arc. Having to sit out a year under transfer regulations, his potential to enter the line-up will coincide nicely with the graduation of the Pack’s top outside threat in Scott Wood.

In further evidence of Gott’s ability to recruit and develop relationships with his players consider this: Turner is a native of Alabama and Gott recruited him while he was head coach at Alabama.

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13 Responses to Ralston Turner commits to the Wolfpack

  1. mak4dpak 05/14/2012 at 6:52 PM #

    I thought since there was a coaching change, that if a player wants to change schools, he is not required to sit out for a year.

  2. hball57 05/14/2012 at 7:02 PM #

    You get no relief for a coaching change. The waiting period is waived only when a program is put on probation.

  3. logarithm 05/14/2012 at 7:29 PM #

    Finally we’re the DESTINATION of a regular old, gotta-sit-out recruit. He’ll offer some good tweener roles in practice this coming year. Ought to work out nicely and won’t block us out of other recruits. He was a 3-star guy out of high school who ought to push the younger TJ Warren nicely if Warren ends up mostly on the wing.

  4. Alpha Wolf 05/14/2012 at 8:21 PM #

    Good news on multiple fronts: first, he sounds like a great player. Second, even if he can’t take the court he’ll be a quality practice player who helps the starters hone their game to a sharper edge and finally, he will know our system very well when he can get on the court as an eligible player in the 2013/14 season.

  5. Wolfy__79 05/14/2012 at 8:31 PM #

    i love this addition! welcome to the PACK!

  6. vtpackfan 05/14/2012 at 11:50 PM #

    Welcome aboard. His game reminds me of Courtney Fells- I mean that in a good way.

  7. Prowling Woofie 05/15/2012 at 7:24 AM #

    Great pick up for the staff and team. Will be a solid contributor on the wing after Wood departs. Should definitely be a tremendous asset in practice this season ! Welcome, Mr. Turner !

  8. Rick 05/15/2012 at 7:47 AM #

    Spreads out the schollies too

  9. coach13 05/15/2012 at 8:19 AM #

    Agree with everyone. Will be a nice asset, and the year sit-out and practice will be great timing for the following year. This group knows what they are doing.

  10. lawful 05/15/2012 at 9:03 AM #

    Excuse me, but Montrezl Harrell is still available for 2012 and don’t we need bigs? Wasn’t he going to VT but backed out b/c of the coaching change? He’s on our radar and a local product.

  11. packalum44 05/15/2012 at 10:15 AM #


    If anyone is interested, he has a protected twitter account but if you show some twitter Wolfpack love he’ll probably accept you! His followers doubled from 600 to 1,200 since yesterday.

    As silly as it may sound, that show of support is special. In 1 day he has as many Wolfpackers following him as in 2 years at LSU.

  12. Tau837 05/15/2012 at 10:16 AM #

    Regarding Harrell, I believe since it would be an intraconference transfer he would have to receive no aid in the first year, sit out the first year, and lose a year of eligibility. None of that would be true if he goes to a school outside the ACC.

    It has been rumored that he is interested in Kentucky, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. I would guess if Kentucky wants him that he might end up there. I wonder if the transfer rules apply to Pitt at this point…?

  13. JSRy2k 05/15/2012 at 11:42 AM #

    Glad to win out on this one. Even though we win some and we lose some there seems to be a strong sense with this staff that we will play second fiddle to nobody. C’mon Amile!

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