Aaric Murray has not yet decided between West Virginia and Oklahoma State despite his Tweets over the weekend indicating he was headed to West Virginia, an adviser to Murray said Monday by phone.
The adviser requested anonymity but said Murray’s Tweets were done in a “dare-type situation and he was having fun” and they were “more of a prank than anything else.”
Over the weekend, the 6-foot-10 Murray Tweeted: “I’m the newest member of the west Virginia team!” To read more of this story, click here
La Salle big man Aaric Murray is weighing his options as far as where he’ll land.
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Murray listed Rutgers, St. John’s, West Virginia, UConn, Oklahoma State, Texas, Florida, Kansas and Kentucky.
“No visits set and I’m still open for more schools,” the Philly native said by text. “I just got release.”
West Virginia was his second option after La Salle in 2008.
As first reported on my Twitter, Murray opted to transfer from La Salle after averaging 15.2 points last season.
Isaiah Williams, a 6-7, 190-pound, 190-pound wing from The Robinson School, has decommitted from Iona. He will choose either Marshall or UTEP, according to Robinson…Former St. John’s wing Omari Lawrence has resurfaced at Kansas State…Former North Carolina point guard Larry Drew has enrolled at UCLA, joining former Carolina big men Travis and David Wear. He must sit out next season.
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Seton Hall is the latest school to offer Keith Coleman, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound senior big man from Lee Academy in Maine.
Lee coach Andrew Papaefthemiou said Coleman now holds offers from VCU, La Salle, Rutgers and Seton Hall, but that schools like Florida and Texas called since Coleman’s performance at the recent National Prep Showcase.
Coleman will sign in the spring but VCU and La Salle “are the frontrunners” for now, his coach said. To read more of this story, click here
St. Anthony junior guard Kyle Anderson visited a trio of schools this week — hitting Seton Hall, La Salle and Villanova.
Anderson is the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2012 and his father broke down the visits.
“All three visits went well for different reasons,” said Kyle Anderson Sr. via text. “La Salle’s visit went well because besides Coach [John] Giannini and the entire staff being hospitable on the tour of the campus and facilities, we met with the academic advisor [Christine Cahill] and she explained how she will help make Kyle a better student. She also spoke highly of [former Paterson CAtholic stars] Kimmani Barrett and the Williams twins. We could see the sincere concern in her face. It also helped that she had a Playaz football jersey hanging that Jerrell Williams gave her. To read more of this story, click here
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich knows the lurid details that came to light during the trial of a woman who tried to extort millions from Rick Pitino could affect some people’s perception of the highly successful coach.
Jurich isn’t one of them.
He reiterated his support for Pitino on Thursday after a jury found Karen Cunagin Sypher guilty of three counts of extortion, two counts of lying to the FBI and one count of retaliating against a witness. To read more of this story, click here
Desmond Wade only needed one official visit to make his college choice.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound point guard will transfer to Fairfield University after taking an official visit last week. He must sit out a year per NCAA regulations.
Wade, a three-time time All-State performer at Linden (N.J.) High School, also visited Wagner and La Salle unofficially.
“Yes, I like the coaches [at Fairfeld],” Wade said. “The coaches are like a family. It was a nice campus and everything.” To read more of this story, click here
Emmanuel Negedu, a 6-7, 220-pound sophomore forward originally from Nigeria, has landed at New Mexico.
“Yes, Emmanuel has committed to New Mexico,” Brewster (N.H.) Academy coach Jason Smith wrote by text. “He hasn’t signed [scholarship] papers yet. He will on Monday.”
Negedu, the 2008 New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year, also visited Indiana.
He sat out last season at Tennessee after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest on Sept. 28, 2009 and having a sub-pectoral internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) implanted in his chest on Oct. 6. Negedu remained on full scholarship, attended practices and traveled with the team. To read more of this story, click here