Murray maintaining contact

Dejounte Murray has seen his stock increase since the start of EYBL. Read on for an update on his recruitment, thoughts on Arizona, and more.

Not many players have increased their stock as of late as much as 6-foot-5, 175-pound Seattle Ranier Beach wing Dejounte Murray.

"I have always wanted to play at EYBL," Murray said. "Every game is competitive and there is real good competition here. I want to show everything. I want to show coaches I have heart and can do a little bit of everything and make my team and those around me better."

Murray is hearing from a good portion of the Pac-12, but is not ready to name any favorites.

"Oregon, Arizona, Gonzaga, Cal, Washington, Colorado, and a bunch of schools are recruiting me," he said. "I want to wait until next fall to decide though."

"Arizona has not offered Murray, but it has consistent contact with him and remains a school of high interest.

"I talk to Damon Stoudamire a lot," Murray said. They are really the only school I feel could offer me, but has not yet. Arizona is a good program. They are good every year, Sean Miller lets his guards play, and they work hard every game."

Washington is one of the most aggressive schools in Murray's recruitment and he admits that there is a lot of pressure to go there."

"I watch a lot of basketball from NBA to college to high school," he said. "There's a lot of pressure to go there. Everywhere I go, people tell me to go to UW. Even if I go to the movies or something, people tell me to go to UW. I want to go to a good program and a good academic school with a great coaching staff.

"Washington is my hometown school. I love it and a lot of hometown guys have gone through there. I want to go somewhere it will be a great fit for my family and I."

There is one NBA player that is helping Murray through the process and that the four-star also models his game after.

"Jamal Crawford is like my big brother," Murray said. "We work out together every summer and that is somebody I really look up to. He is helping me with everything."


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