C.J. Turman to Transfer

Sophomore starting center dismissed from team on Monday


Sophomore center C.J. Turman goes for a layup while under the basket during the Owls’ 75-72 loss to Warner on Nov. 17. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

Sophomore center CJ Turman will transfer from Florida Atlantic men’s basketball after being dismissed from the team, according to an announcement from the team on Monday.

Part of head coach Michael Curry’s first recruiting class in 2014, Turman averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 29 games as a freshman.

He averaged 9.9 points and seven rebounds per game in a starting role this season, leading the team in both categories.

“C.J. has not lived up to the standards required to be a member of our basketball family,” Curry said in a statement on FAUSports.com. “We have worked extremely hard to establish a culture within our program that will lead to a lifetime of success for our student-athletes. C.J. has not met the necessary obligations, which led to this decision. We love C.J. and wish only success for him in the future.”

While playing at Morgan County High School in Madison, Georgia, Turman ranked as the 18th-best center in his recruiting class and sixth best player in the state of Georgia according to ESPN.

Turman originally committed to Tennessee during his senior year, but the departure of head coach Cuonzo Martin to a job at California-Berkley released him from his commitment to the school.

Turman’s departure leaves the Owls with a single center on the roster sophomore Ronald Delph.

Ryan Lynch is the Sports editor of the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.