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Aaric Murray, the 6-foot-10 sophomore center who is transferring from La Salle, has been flooded with interest from other colleges, a source close to Murray said Friday. The source said Murray is not going to test the NBA Draft. “He doesn’t feel he’s ready,” the source said. “Also, Aaric does well in school and he simply enjoys being a student.”
La Salle announced last week that Murray had been given his release to transfer. Murray is still attending classes at La Salle, a necessity for a transfer. Under NCAA guidelines, Murray will have to sit out next season. He will have two remaining years of eligibility. The source said Murray and La Salle are on good terms and that Explorers coach John Giannini is doing all he can to help Murray. “La Salle has done all it could to help Aaric,” the source said. “Aaric has a great relationship with the people at La Salle. Coach Giannini has been great to him.”
There is also the possibility Murray could test the NBA draft, but the possibility the owners will lock out the players complicates matters for players such as Murray, who would likely need to be evaluated at NBA draft camps. A two-year starter, Murray averaged 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds last season. But it was not always smooth going for Murray, who was benched for one game. Murray began playing organized basketball as a 16-year-old at the Glen Mills School, a residential school for court adjudicated male delinquents of high school age. Murray was recommended to Glen Mills because of truancy.