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Aaric
Murray
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Height: 6-10
Weight: 250
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: C

Biography

  • Signed a grant-in-aid to attend WVU in May 2010
  • Transferred to WVU from La Salle
  • Sat out 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules
  • Runs the floor well
  • Can jump and block shots
  • Agile to fit the WVU system
  • Was able to practice and learn WVU's system last season

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Sat out 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules

At La Salle (2009-11):

  • Made 58 starts out of the 62 games he played for the Explorers
  • Ranked 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
  • As a sophomore, he led the team in scoring (15.2), rebounding (7.7) and blocks (2.3), earning second team all-Philadelphia Big 5 honors
  • Was third in the Atlantic 10 in blocks, seventh in rebounding and 11th in scoring
  • Blocked a school record nine shots against Morgan State on Nov. 20, just missing a triple-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds
  • Posted a career-high 28 points on 10-for-18 shooting vs. Bucknell. He scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Temple in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals, recorded a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds vs. Fordham, scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds vs. St. Joseph’s, had 23 points and 13 rebounds against Oklahoma State and had 20 points and 11 rebounds vs. Providence
  • Was named to the Cancun Challenge all-Tournament team after averaging 14.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game
  • In his first season at La Salle, he was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team, tabbed the Philadelphia Big 5 Rookie of the Year and was an all-Big 5 second team selection
  • Averaged 12.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game and was second nationally in blocks per game
  • Led the team with 70 blocked shots, led all Big 5 rookies in scoring, rebounding and blocks
  • The three-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week had 16 points and 11 rebounds against Hampton in his first collegiate game
  • Had a then-career high 24 points against Fordham, had 15 points and 14 rebounds at Villanova and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds at Richmond

In High School:

  • Earned first team Class AAAA all-state honors by the Associated Press his senior year at Glen Mills School after averaging 17.5 points and 12.4 rebounds per game
  • Was also named first team Philadelphia Inquirer, all-Southeastern PA, all-district, all-Delaware County Times and all-Del Val league
  • Posted three triple-doubles his senior year
  • Averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds to earn second team AP Class AAA all-state and second team all-district honors

Personal:

  • Son of Latoya Murray
  • Birthday is July 3
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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