BATON ROUGE — Scout.com’s North Carolina State site PackPride.com tweeted earlier Wednesday that Ralston Turner is transferring from LSU and will be taking an official visit there this weekend.
At this point LSU officials have yet to confirm the rumor.
Turner was named to the 2011 All-SEC Freshman team despite missing the first five SEC games after suffering a right foot injury at Virginia on January 2. He started all 27 games he played in and led the Tigers with a 12.3 points-per-game average.
His scoring dipped to 9.1 PPG as a sophomore, with his best game coming in December when he scored 22 points on 6-for-10 shooting, including four three-pointers, as LSU upset No. 10 Marquette in Baton Rouge.
The 6-6 combo guard from Alabama may be looking for a fresh start after new coach Johnny Jones immediately signed two 6-6 players that play the same position in Shavon Coleman and Shane Hammink.