Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former La Salle big man Aaric Murray will take an official to West Virginia this weekend.
“He’s coming in Friday,” a source with knowledge said.
The visit was first reported by the Philly Daily News.
The 6-foot-10 Murray has also been to Oklahoma State, which is also involved with 6-8 forward Jamari Traylor of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academies.
“Right now he’s been to Oklahoma State and he’s visiting West Virginia,” the source said. “I think he’s gonna make a decision after he does that.”
West Virginia has one scholarship remaining.
West Virginia was his second option after La Salle in 2008.
A second source with knowledge said that Murray skipped his recent planned visit to Kansas due to a family emergency. Murray may still visit Kansas, but hopes to decide by May 7.
Murray opted to transfer from La Salle after averaging 15.2 points last season.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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