Josiah Turner has decided to turn pro rather than transfer to Southern Methodist University.
Turner will seek a contract in Europe or play in the D-League.
Turner admitted that he struggled with alcohol and marijuana during his freshman year at Arizona.
"I had to step back and reevaluate what my main goal and my dream was," Turner said. "My dream is to be a professional athlete in the NBA and I think this is what's going to bring me closer to it. In college, you get your degree and everything, but going pro is getting me closer to my dream and what I want to do in life."
Taylor will sign with a pro team next season either overseas or in the D-League.
"I just can't wait to show everyone that I'm a new person and that my maturity level is higher," he said. "I lost a lot of fans, a lot of younger people that looked up to me. I want to earn them all back and take advantage of the new start.”