Fresh off the first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, Northwestern has added some frontcourt depth to its program with the commitment of Boston College transfer A.J. Turner.
— Aj Turner (@ajturnerr11) April 26, 2017
Turner, a 6-foot-7-inch forward from Warren, Michigan, averaged 8.7 points per game for Boston College as a sophomore in 2016-17. He has two years of remaining eligibility but will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, per NCAA transfer rules.
Northwestern was one of many schools to recruit Turner out of high school, when he was the No. 150 prospect in the country, according to 247Sports.
The addition of Turner will bolster Northwestern’s frontcourt heading into the future. The Wildcats lost forward Sanjay Lumpkin and Nathan Taphorn to graduation, with fellow forward Gavin Skelly set to follow next year.