By NEMS Daily Journal
Former Mississippi State guard Phil Turner told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he visited Delta State Wednesday.
The Grenada native said it was a good visit and DSU is close to home.
“It was nice,” Turner said.
Last week the 6-foot-3 guard learned his scholarship was not going to be renewed for the 2010-11 school year in a letter from head coach Rick Stansbury. Basketball players are on one-year, renewable scholarships.
Turner has been a key player for State the past two seasons. He started most of the 2008-09 campaign, averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while playing the four spot in a four-guard lineup.
This past season, he came off the bench and averaged 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. He admitted during the season that being a reserve wasn’t ideal for him personally, but he never openly complained about it. Turner said he intended to return to the team while Stansbury said he was under the impression that Turner wasn’t coming back.
Turner told WABG television station in Greenville that he also plans to visit Georgetown, Arkansas State, Northern Kentucky and Arkansas Tech. He also told the television station that he hopes to have a decision by early next week.