Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Aaric Murray, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound center who played two seasons at La Salle, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers in 2012-13.
A Philadelphia native, Murray will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“At 6-foot-10, Aaric runs the floor well, can jump and certainly block shots, and he is agile enough to fit our system,” says Huggins. “Having Aaric practice with us and learn our system this year will no doubt help him when he is able to compete the following year. Our staff is excited to have him in our program for three years.”
As a sophomore, he led the team in scoring (15.2), rebounding (7.7) and blocks (2.3).
At La Salle, Murray made 58 starts out of the 62 games he played for the Explorers. He ranks second all-time in career blocks (143) at La Salle in two seasons and had 73 blocks as a sophomore, the second most in a single season in school history.