Boston College sophomore A.J. Turner, a forward on the men’s basketball team, has been granted his release from the team and will transfer. Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report the news on Twitter.
Boston College sophomore AJ Turner told ESPN he will transfer. Has received his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 10, 2017
Turner’s transfer marks the second transfer from the program this season. During the season, freshman guard Ty Graves transferred from the program.
Turner had been established as a face of the program, and of the program’s rebuild, dating back to the launch of BC’s “Boston’s College” campaign, where Turner was featured in the launch video.
Turner also represented the Eagles’ on the ACC’s preseason media day, along with now-former teammate Jerome Robinson.
Turner played a significant role through most of the season, but saw his minutes diminish for a small stretch during the middle of ACC play.
Turner averaged 8.4 points per game during the 2016-17 campaign, and averaged 30.8 minutes per game during the season.
A.J. Turner posted the following tweet on his personal Twitter account Monday evening:
Thank you BC! pic.twitter.com/gqTHdrQKgG— Aj Turner (@ajturnerr11) April 10, 2017