UW 2015 commit Dejounte Murray dropped 52 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a Rainier Beach 100-62 victory over Franklin on Tuesday night. Murray is a 4-star point guard that should be a part of Coach Lorenzo Romar’s roster next season.
Murray, a 6-foot-5, 175 pound guard for the Vikings had offers from Cal, UCLA, Gonzaga among others.
The 52 points were a career high for Murray and although we do not have an official box score we may assume that he was the leading scorer in the game. His teammates didn't have bad nights either. Keith Smith had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Marquise Gurske had 17 rebounds.
The stat line is impressive for Murray considering that high school games have 8 minute quarters. Also of interest, Murray, Smith and Gurske combined for 47 rebounds alone. How many shots were put up overall?
Both Rainier Beach and Franklin are coming off of seasons where each team lost key players. The Vikings are 2-0 while the Quakers are 0-2.
The Husky roster will have an influx of Vikings with David Crisp also heading to Montlake next year as well.
According to the Seattle Times, last season for Rainier Beach Murray averaged 18 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists for the defending 3A title holders. Big number double-doubles are not out of the ordinary for Murray as he registered a 33 point, 30 rebound performance against West Seattle last year.
In only its second game of this season, could we expect more monster games from Murray for Rainier Beach?
There are a couple thoughts I’m sure Husky fans though of when reading Murray’s stat line.
First, he’s signed his commitment to the University of Washington, right. Right?
Whew. Ok then.
Second thought. How much are Husky hoop fans salivating over the incoming prospects for next year. Couple that with how the team looks so far and we may have dreams of more than just returning to the NCAA tourney in our heads.
Murray is a tall, long guard that can score, rebound (a Romar "OKG") and could easily slide into a spot in the rotation next year. And while we should not draw conclusions based on big numbers as if we are playing fantasy sports, one can't help but smile seeing a player do this well knowing he'll be a part of your team next year.
In the meantime, we’ll keep an eye out on Murray and his stat lines.