Turner transfers to N.C. State

Former LSU wing Ralston Turner announced earlier this month he was considering a transfer but was also still open to the possibility of returning as a Tiger for the start of the Johnny Jones era.

Turner will transfer after all, according to a North Carolina State news release.

The release states that Turner has signed a financial aid agreement and will have two years of elgibility remaining after sitting out 2012-13 to satisfy NCAA residency requirements.

The move to N.C. State unites Turner with Mike Gottfried, who was the coach at Alabama during Turner’s days as a high-school star in that state.

“Ralston is a young man I’ve known for quite a while,” Gottfried said. “He’s a excellent shooter and a very good overall perimeter player. We are very happy to have him join us.”

Turner started 59 games in his LSU career, averaging 9.1 points as a sophomore and going 51-for-137 (37.2 percent) from 3-point range after averaging a team-high 12.3 points as a freshman.