By Bob Hertzel
Times West Virginian
Aaric Murray, who was supposed to be the experienced inside cornerstone of the West Virginia University basketball team next season, is leaving the team.
“We came to a mutual agreement that it would be in his best interest to finish his collegiate career somewhere else,” Coach Bob Huggins said in a mid-morning release.
Murray averaged 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last year as a junior. The 6-11 center had transferred to WVU from LaSalle and sat out a season.
During that season he was arrested for marijuana use.
Murray will graduate in May and is eligible to play immediately if he transfers.
His departure leaves a large void in the Mountaineers rebounding and defense. Murray led WVU in both departments last season.