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1-on-1: NorthWest XPress G Dejounte Murray

By Alec Kinsky, D1 Circuit, 05/07/14, 7:00PM EDT


Washington guard looks to continue rise

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?

DM:  Rashad Vaughn, Kelly Oubre and Payton Pritchard.

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?

DM:  Mattiese [Thybulle], Keith Smith, Mandrell Worthy & Kadeem Strickland.

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