By SWAC Media Relations
TEXAS — Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year Aaric Murray hopes to hear his name called in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
The 2014 SWAC Tournament MVP led Texas Southern University and the conference in scoring (21.3), blocked shots (2.5), and shot 49 percent from the field this past season.
Prior to his arrival at TSU, the Concordville, Pa. native had stints with two previous institutions.
He ended his college career by helping the Tigers claim the 2014 SWAC Tournament Championship and earning a spot to the NCAA First Four.
Arguably his most impressive night came in a one point upset victory over Temple. He scored a career high 48 points while also setting all-time records for points scored against the Owls and points scored at the Liacouras Center, Temple’s home arena which opened in 1997. His production that night also set the 2014 single-game high-scoring mark for Division I basketball.
His capped off his performance when he became the first NCAA Division I player taller than 6-10 to score 48 points in over a decade while also becoming the first player to connect on 20+ field goals in a game since 2011 (Jimmer Fredette – BYU).
Murray completed workout sessions with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers among several other NBA teams. According to USA Today
writer Adi Joseph, Murray could fit the needs of the Detroit Pistons.