Murray To The MVC

Toure Murray, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard out of Texas, is headed to the Missouri Valley Conference. After narrowing his list of suitors, Murray ended his process Monday night.

Gregg Marshall's Wichita State Shocker program locked up a 3-star shooting guard Monday night. Toure Murray, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Houston (Tex.) Klein Forest pledged to the Shockers over SMU, Fresno State and Bradley.

As a junior, Murray averaged 11 points a game for his high school team. He played traveling team ball with the Houston Select and was strong with his efforts in Las Vegas and Denton during July.

Murray visited SMU officially and Wichita State unofficially. He'll take his official trip to see the Shockers this coming weekend. "What put them over the top was that they have a great fan base, good academics and I felt the coaching staff showed me love," Murray said. "I respected them and trusted them."

Marshall, in his first year at WSU, took over a program rich in recent tradition and experienced tremendous success in the Missouri Valley Conference. Murray took notice. "They have a great winning tradition. They go to the tournament almost every year and it's a great conference."

Murray told that he was recruited as a combo guard. "I've got a great (basketball) IQ. I know the game well. I'm lanky and I can shoot it pretty good."

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