Perhaps no one player raised their stock more this high school season than Dejounte Murray. The 6-foot-5 Rainier Beach (WA) product exploded onto the scene, teaming with Louisville-bound Shaqquan Aaron to lead the Vikings to an undefeated regular season record and a Washington State Championship.
Now turning his attention to AAU, Murray has high expectations for himself and the NorthWest Xpress. In their first year of existence, the XPress are looking for a leader. Murray sat down with D1's Alec Kinsky and shared his thoughts on the EYBL Season:
Alec Kinsky: What are you looking forward to most about playing in the EYBL?
Dejounte Murray: I'm looking forward to great sessions each session and [to] prove that me and my team can play with any team across the country!
AK: What aspects of your game are you looking to improve in the EYBL?
DM: Everything honestly but I'm ready.
AK: Who are you looking forward to playing against most in the EYBL?
DM: All the so called top players around the country.
AK: How is the team chemistry on the NorthWest XPress? Been any bumpy spots in your EYBL prep?
DM: Well we are two different states comting together, so it's not easy to get practices like the other teams that are all from one state, but we ready!
AK: Who is currently the best player you've matched up against? Or rather, who has impressed you the most?
AK: Which player do you model your game after?
DM: JCrossover [Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers].
AK: Which schools are coming after you the hardest right now?
DM: Gonzaga, Washington, California, Oregon, USC, and Washington State.
AK: Which of your teammates is primed to breakout this spring?
Tag(s): Player Interviews