University men's basketball coach Dr. John Giannini has received a National
Letter of Intent from 6''10 center Aaric Murray.
Murray is in his senior season at The Glen
Mills School where he averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds a season ago.
Murray is ranked among the
nation's Top 40 basketball recruits by all of the recognized scouting services
and is considered the 19th
top prospect in America by
is the latest commitment received by Coach Giannini who is in his fifth season
as La Salle's head coach, "We are thrilled to have Aaric join our program and
the La Salle community. Aaric is widely known as a talented basketball player.
More importantly, he is an extremely nice, and mature young person who values
education and contributing to a team effort," said Giannini.
"Aaric is the centerpiece of a talented nucleus of young players that La
Salle fans can be excited about for upcoming years. He has a wonderful mother
in Latoya Murray, a caring coach in Craig Mellinger, and many supporters who
have given him a strong foundation to build upon," added the coach.
The scouting web site Rivals.com
noted, "La Salle may have the steal of the entire class in center Aaric Murray. The top-40 prospect turned down a number of
high-major offers and should prove to be a difference-maker for the Atlantic 10
school." Rivals has Murray ranked 35th overall and as the sixth at
the center position.
A third site, Scout.com ranks him
38th overall the also sixth at center.