Former Mountaineer Back in Trouble with the Law

Former Mountaineer Back in Trouble with the Law

Morgantown, West Virginia – According to multiple reports, former West Virginia basketball star Aaric Murray, who played for the Mountaineers during the 2012-2013 season, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and is facing a federal firearms charge.

Murray, 31, was arrested in April for possessing firearms when he is prohibited from doing so.  Murray now faces up to 10 years in a federal prison and a fine of  $250,000.

Murray, a former 6’10 forward, was a four star recruit out of Philadelphia and originally attended La Salle. During his sophomore year at La Salle, Murray averaged 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Murray then transferred to West Virginia University in 2012-2013.  During his redshirt season, he was arrested for possession of marijuana.  Murray, although extremely talented, often faced disciplinary violations from Bob Huggins and eventually transferred to Texas Southern, where he averaged 21 points and 8 rebounds per game and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

During his one season with the Mountaineers, Murray averaged 8.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks on a West Virginia team that finished 13-19 overall.