And it's astounding the similarities between the player's stint at La Salle and WVU. After last season, our Dave Hickman wrote that "Murray averaged less than nine points and six rebounds and started only 11 of 32 games. His NBA stock is not high. He also seemed, at times, disinterested and moody."
There was also, of course, Murray's Dec. 2011 arrest in Philadelphia on charges of possession of marijuana.
His path has been disappointing because Murray has skills. He chose to transfer to WVU over Kansas. And this January, against Kansas and fine Jayhawk center Jeff Withey, Murray scored 17 points, had seven rebounds, blocked two shots, stole the ball twice and made three 3-pointers.
There simply wasn't consistency. Murray led the Mountaineers in personal fouls with 102 - 12 more than Kilicli. Plus, there were the discipline problems. Huggins simply couldn't expose his newfound standouts - Eron Harris and Terry Henderson - to that any longer.
So Murray will move on. He's graduated so he can transfer and be eligible at another school immediately.
For Huggins, maybe it's addition by subtraction. Perhaps it's the same in the case of Jabarie Hinds, who took 31 more shots than anyone else on last season's WVU team, but was only the team's sixth leading scorer (7.4 points). Hinds also had more turnovers (55) than assists (52).
Murray and Hinds are the two most notable players to be leaving WVU's program, other than the seniors.
So where does that leave Huggins? Well, one would think it leaves him a team with a better attitude. That's a start.
Also, it probably leaves him with a starting lineup of Harris, Henderson, Juwan Staten, Jonathan Holton and Devin Williams. A more experienced Gary Browne returns. Transfer Remi Dibo is expected to help. Then there's the wild card: four-star power forward Elijah Macon. Whispers are Macon isn't, well, making it, but Huggins insists there's still hope.
If you're wondering, by the way, how many scholarships WVU still has available to offer, the coach said two. He doesn't expect to fill those, however, before next season.
"I don't think we need to," Huggins said. "I think we're fine."
The subtractions, he believes, will add up for victories.
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