According to his Twitter page, Boston College transfer AJ Turner will be heading to Evanston for next season to join the Northwestern Wildcats. He does so after spending the last two seasons with the Eagles.
During the last two seasons, Turner has played extensively for the Eagles. As a freshman, he averaged 27.6 minutes per game and boosted that to 30.8 minutes per game as a sophomore. Over the course of last season, he averaged 8.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.
As a recruit, Turner joined Boston College without a ton of fanfare. He was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and the No. 150 player in the nation. Turner originally came out of Warren, Michigan and left the state after receiving mixed in-state interest.
Turner will now joining a Northwestern roster that has thrived over the last three seasons, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history last March. His commitment will leave the Wildcats with one scholarship left to fill heading into next season.
Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, Turner will have to sit out the 2017-’18 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Nonetheless, once he is able to play, look for a quality addition on the wing that should help the Wildcats move forward as the team sees several key pieces departing next offseason.