Aaric Murray leaves West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia forward Aaric Murray has left the Mountaineers after one year, bringing the number of players to exit the program early from last season's team to five.
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Whatever the issues behind it, the latest edition in Aaric Murray's rambling story makes him the fifth player to transfer out of Morgantown this offseason, writes Eamonn Brennan. Blog
Coach Bob Huggins announced Murray's departure Monday but didn't give a reason. He says it was a mutual agreement that it would be in Murray's best interest to finish his college career elsewhere.
A source told ESPN.com that Murray had graduated and would be able to transfer and play elsewhere immediately.
The 6-foot-10 Murray averaged 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds last season as a junior. He transferred to West Virginia from La Salle and sat out the 2011-12 season.
The Mountaineers went 13-19 last season, the worst record in Huggins' 31 years as a head coach.
Information from ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil and The Associated Press was used in this report.