Friday, March 25, 2011

La Salle's Murray to Transfer

6'10 La Salle sophomore Aaric Murray will be leaving the A10 program, according to La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini. According to the Ray Parillo article linked at the bottom of this article, Murray is planning to finish the Spring semester at La Salle before looking elsewhere.

Murray came into La Salle two years ago as the most heralded recruit in recent La Salle history. He chose the Explorers over a number of basketball powerhouses, as well local schools like Temple, Villanova, and Saint Joseph's. It was obvious to anyone that followed the Explorers this year that there was tension between Murray and his coach. Despite averaging over 15 points and nearly 8 rebounds a game for the Explorers, Murray found himself in his coach's doghouse throughout the season. He was benched during La Salle's January 8th contest against Richmond, a game that La Salle lost by 21 points.

Where Murray ends up has yet to be determined. Already 21 years old, Murray would have to sit a year before being eligible at another school. According to Jerry Meyer of, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia are three schools that have been mentioned as possibilities. West Virginia assistant coach Billy Hahn was head coach at La Salle from 2001 to 2004. It is also possible that Murray declares for the NBA draft. DraftExpress has Murray as their #88 prospect for the 2011 NBA Draft.

Ray Parillo's article on the Murray transfer can be found here.

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