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.
Aaric Murray has found yet another college, this one his third.
The 6-foot-10 forward from Philadelphia announced Thursday he will transfer to Texas Southern after he was dismissed from West Virginia. He will be eligible immediately.
“I am very fortunate to be mentored by Coach John Lucas while I attend Texas Southern University,” Murray said in a statement provided to SNY.tv.
“Although this is not the road I expected to take, this journey will undoubtedly support my goals long term. I also feel that being mentioned by Coach Lucas and Coach Mike Davis will support my mission to be the best Aaric Murray I can be.
“Publicly, there are tons of expectations of what I should be. This, however, is the best opportunity I have in the efforts of reaching my full potential. In addition, anything that can be done in college basketball can be done at Texas Southern.”
Murray, who graduated in May from West Virginia, can play immediately. He averaged 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last year as a junior.
In 2011, Murray left La Salle after averaging 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. He was arrested in December 2011 in Philadelphia for marijuana possession.
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.