MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Former West Virginia basketball player Aaric Murray will spend the foreseeable future behind bars after being arrested for selling meth and cocaine.
Murray, 33, played for the Mountaineers during the 2012-2013 season before being kicked off the team by Bob Huggins. A talented 6’10 forward out of Philadelphia, PA, Murray was a four star recruit out of high school and averaged 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for La Salle during his sophomore season before transferring to West Virginia.
At West Virginia, Murray spent most of his time in Huggins’ doghouse and only averaged 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in his one season with the Mountaineers before “mutually agreeing to leave the team.”
According to a press release, Murray will spend over 14 years (170 months) in federal prison. Very unfortunate story for a truly talented player who has struggled to make good decisions since leaving Morgantown.