Murray Arrested

Aaric Murray

Aaric Murray, who has not been on West Virginia's bench for its past two basketball games, was arrested in Philadelphia Thursday mornings on a charge of possession of narcotics.

WVU head coach Bob Huggins, who is with the team in Las Vegas, Nev., preparing for tonight's game against Missouri State, issued a one-sentence statement through the school's Sports Communications Office.

"I've been alerted about the situation and the matter will be handled internally."

Murray, who is sitting out this season after transferring to WVU from LaSalle, sat on the Mountaineer bench for all of the team's home games, save the last two. (Typically, transfers and players otherwise not eligible to play do not travel to road games.) Murray said at the time that he "wanted to sit with the students", and that there were no issues with his status on the team. While there does not appear to be any connection between his absence from the bench at those games and this reported incident, it's clear that Murray has some issues that will need to be resolved.

Murray was one of the last two players cut from the World University Games team tryouts in August, conducted by USA Basketball.

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