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Zavier Turner to Transfer

Ball State HoopsWhen I worked in DC, the political crowd always dubbed Fridays as “Take out the trash day” because that was the afternoon that you saved all the stuff you didn’t want a lot of eyes on. The backlash for a Friday news story was far less than any other day, thanks largely to most people having a life and not caring what happened on Friday as they were done with their 4th rum runner and second all you could eat wings plate. Mmmmm…. wings. But I digress.

Ball State’s trash news today is that sophomore guard Zavier Turner and 2014 MAC Freshman of the Year is bidding adieu to the Muncie metro area and exploring transfer options. 8.7 points and 3.3 assists was Turner’s stat lines this season, which was a reduction from last season’s 12.1 points and 3.7 assists but let’s not forget the big Turner story this year: the mid-year suspension.

After the suspension the points per game dropped considerably and I’d say it’s safe to say that Turner wasn’t especially thrilled to be there given his reduced role, reduced production, and (for the team) the reduced results. Over the course of Turner’s suspension, the Cards shuffled everyone but the muffin man into the starting point guard role like a former walk on and shooting guards.

Coach Whitford had the cursory “We wish him well…” quote, which was nice. Good luck to Zavier and best wishes wherever he may end up. I hope it’s not Indiana. Though Tom Crean’s tongue kisses probably are polar opposite from Coach Whit’s approach.

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