Turner: "It Was Great"

Turner: "It Was Great"

LSU sophomore guard Ralston Turner wasn't sure what to expect of his first trip to NC State, but he left impressed with the Wolfpack.

LSU sophomore guard Ralston Turner wasn't sure what to expect of his first trip to NC State, but he left impressed with the Wolfpack.

"It was great," Turner said of the trip. "I had a chance to get to talk with the staff a lot and find out more about the team and the program.

"The main thing is nothing was promised to me. They told me if I went there I'd have to come in and work hard. The opportunity is obviously there, but it would have to be earned."

Turner also had a chance to check out the Wolfpack's facilities.

"Well, they were all impressive," he said. "I got a long look at the Dail Center, and obviously PNC was unreal. It's just an amazing building. I thought the facilities stood out for sure."

A two-year starter at LSU, Turner led the team in scoring as a true freshman, as he averaged 12.3 points per game. His scoring output dipped to 9.1 as a sophomore, but the Tigers were a better team and he was much more efficient from behind the 3-point arc and at the free throw line.

However, at the end of the season head coach Trent Johnson left the program, and Turner is now exploring his options. He was granted a release by the school but as of now planned to just take the one visit to NC State.

Did he make a decision while on his trip?

"I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do," said Turner. "I want to get back home and think about it for a little bit because it is a big decision.

"The staff at NC State was understanding about it because they know it's a big decision. I did tell them I'm hoping to decide soon though.

If Turner transfers to NC State he would be required to sit out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules and he would have two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder says the opportunity is there to contribute for the Wolfpack.

"Well I'm familiar with the roster and depth chart... we talked about that," said Turner. "I would sit out a year and work on my game, but then when I became eligible I could contribute at guard... on the wing.

"Like I said though, nothing was promised about starting. We just talked about me maybe coming in and trying to help them win games."

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