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Washington guard Dejounte Murray - Media Day: Freshman guard Dejounte 'Baby Boy' Murray spoke with's Kim Grinolds about the adjustment to college from high school and more during the Huskies annual Media Day Thursday, October 1st.


How has the transition to college been? - “It’s good right now, definitely a big change. It’s treating me right. I picked Washington to stay home and high school’s different but college is another level.”

What’s it like to walk around the city and people know you’re a UW player now? - “It’s all love. It’s definitely something to be proud about. Knowing people knowing me, it’s like people know who I am and just being here, walking around the city it’s a blessing.”

Do you remember seeing Brandon Roy play? - “Yeah. I saw him play. All those guys.”

Do you see some of Brandon Roy in yourself? - “Of course I do. But at the end of the day I’m not into the comparison thing because there will never be another Brandon Roy. When I hear that type of stuff, I’m like okay. I see it when I watch highlights of him. At the end of the day I’m working with myself but I definitely see a lot of him in me because he was a Dawg when he got here.”

What is the team like so far? - “It’s a great team. Off the court with our chemistry, we hang out together playing pick-up with each other, open gym…being rooms with each other, going to school with each other - it’s real nice. We all get along. You wouldn’t think a group of freshmen with Andrew Andrews and the JC transfer (Dime), you wouldn’t think it’d click so tight. We’re really, really close, and I think that’s a good sign.”

What’s been the hardest part so far? - “Managing time and sleep. It’s crazy. Now the season’s here I think it’ll be a little better now. We probably get more rest now. From the end of June all the way to October, those first six week were crazy. You couldn’t sleep because it was workouts, school, schoolwork. It was pretty crazy, but it all paid off. I think I’m in great shape, the best shape of my life. And now I’m just looking forward to starting.” Top Stories