Forward 4/3 3/4 Desean Murray
6-4 193 cm
Born: Jan. 30 1996
Last team played for: NCAA D1 Western Kentucky (18-19 Graduate Transfer),2017-18 NCAA Div. 1 Auburn, 2014-16 NCAA Div. 1 Presbyterian
Notable Awards: SEC Regular Season Champion 2018, 6th overall in rebounding SEC Conf. (6.8),84% FT (3rd in SEC), 1st Team All Big South Conference 2016, Big South Conference All Tournament Team 2016, Big South Conference Freshman of the Year 2015, Number 1 scorer in Big South Conference 2016 (20.2ppg)/29th in Nation,
"Desean Murray can flat play. He is an undersized 4/3 type player who has proven himself at the highest level of NCAA Div. 1 basketball. He is a big time athlete with great touch. He is ready to get his career back going and is in great shape. I respect him for joining our agency, because it proves how hungry he is to get back playing. He is a mismatch for anyone trying to guard him. He can post, drive, and shoot the 3. He is over powering on the court and shoots a high percentage at the foul line. He is a beast rebounding the basketball on both ends of the floor. He reminds me of Jeff Gibbs (former star in Germany and now Japan). Any team looking for a forward who understands the game and someone who will put fans in the seasts I recommend Desean. Anyone that gets compared to Charles Barkley can play at a high level." Michael Stinnett (Free Agency Basketball Director of Scouting)
"Desean is all about winning, and to win you have to be able to rebound and have a good locker room," Pearl said. "Desean, in a lot of ways, by putting himself on this team, really improved our locker room." Bruce Pearl (Auburn Head Coach)
Desean Murray Film Links:
2017-18 Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmaOYEk0nx8
2018-19 Game Clips WKU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMoGrigalXA
2014-2016 Presbyterian Game Highlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD3NvuS4OS0
Full Game at Western Kentucky 2018 #13 White https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43UUTl896BY
Full Game at Western Kentucky 2018 #13 White Comes in around 15 min mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X6wCY06OQ4
Full Game at Auburn vs LSU Full Game #13 Dark Uniform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3h1C9HMYis
Full Game at Auburn vs Murray State #13 Dark Uniform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvY2dbUwcY4
Current - Murray has been selected to play on the Tampa 20/20 Team (several Auburn Alumni) team in the 2020 Summer 2 million dollar TBT Tournament - Follow Tampa 20/20 on Twitter @20_Tampa
2019-20 - stayed in shape trained and was supposed to sign contract but former agent never confirmed
2018-19 *Transferred to NCAA Division 1 Western Kentucky (He graduated from Auburn and was ruled eligibile at WKU) - Played 8 games - Left at Semester break to pursue pro basketball since already had degree
Averaged 9.5ppg and 4.5rpg in 20 minutes a game
vs UT Martin 18 pts 7 reb. box score - video coming
vs Tenn. State 17 pts. 8 reb. box score video coming - https://wkusports.com/sports/mens-basketball/stats/2018-19/tennessee-state/boxscore/5062
Murray Transfers to WKU article : Transferred to Western Kentucky because he graduated from Auburn
2017-18 NCAA Division 1 Auburn - Started 34 Games on SEC Champions - 10.1ppg, 6.7 rpg (6th in SEC), 1.7apg, 84
%FT (3rd in SEC)
Full stat link: https://auburntigers.com/sports/mens-basketball/stats/2017-18
Highlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmaOYEk0nx8
Full Game Video #13 Dark Uniform vs LSU 18 points, 8 reb. , 5 assists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3h1C9HMYis
Averaged 10.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in 23.9 minutes per game ... started all 34 games ... led team in rebounds and finished 7th in the SEC at 6.7 boards per game ... racked up 2.9 offensive rebounds per contest, good for 5th in the SEC ... pulled down 10 or more rebounds 5 times, including 4 on the road ... tied for the team lead with 3 double-doubles ... was team''s top free throw shooter at 84% ... percentage was 3rd in the SEC ... scored in double figures 19 times ... led team in scoring 4 times, rebounding 13 times and blocks 6 times ... made 18 3s after having only 1 in his previous 2 seasons ... averaged 9.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in SEC play ... shot 87% from the charity stripe in league action ... selected as 1 of 20 Under-the-Radar Transfers by Jon Rothstein ... scored 10 or more points in his first 5 games in an Auburn uniform ... tallied double-doubles against Indiana State (14 points, 12 rebounds) and Temple (10 points, 11 rebounds) ... dropped 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 4 from behind the arc vs. Gardner-Webb ... also tied career-high with 4 steals against Gardner-Webb ... went a season-high 12 of 15 from the foul line vs. Ole Miss ... tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds at Alabama ... combined for 34 points on 11 of 18 from the floor in victories at Missouri and vs. LSU ... racked up 15 points and 8 rebounds in the SEC Tournament against Alabama.
good article: https://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/desean-murray-adds-new-dimension-for-auburn-at-power-forward/article_cb310baa-ddd6-11e7-bf74-2fa903dfab02.html
August 2017 Italy Tour: Averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.5 blocks on the four-game Italy Tour ... shot 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the field and 80 percent (12-of-15) from the foul line ... 13 of his 21 rebounds came on the offensive glass ... 13 points (5-of-7 fgs, 3-of-4 fts), six rebounds (all offensive) and three assists vs. Stella Azzurra ... 12 points on 5-of-8 field goals, four rebounds, four steals and an assist vs. Veneto Select ... 11 points (4-of-4 fgs, 3-of-3 fts), four rebounds, two assists and a block vs. Italy All-Stars ... eight points, seven rebounds, a block and assist vs. BC Silute.
Highlight/Interview Desean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPrw6i-0qfI
2016-17 (Redshirt): Sat out the season after transferring from Presbyterian College in May … will have two years of eligibility remaining … very physical and productive … impossible to keep him out of the lane … plays much bigger than his size.
Murray Transfers to Auburn: transferred to Auburn to play at higher level
2015-16 NCAA Div. 1 Presbyterian : 20.2ppg (29th in Nation), 7.4 Reb.
Highlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZAMBG_OtPk
Highlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD3NvuS4OS0
A Big South All-Conference first-team selection … started all 31 games ... led the Big South and ranked 29th in the nation in scoring (20.2), tied for fourth in rebounds (7.4) and field goal pct. (.543), and third in steals (2.0) … led the team in scoring, field goal pct., rebounds and steals as Presbyterian went 11-20 overall and 5-13 in the Big South … career-high 34 points, tying him for second in the PC record book, against Longwood ... Hit a PC Division I record 14 free throws in the game ... career-high 10-of-15 free throws vs. USC Upstate ... a then career-high 26 points and team-high 12 rebounds for his fifth career double-double vs. VMI … career-high 28 points vs. Gardner-Webb ... 27 points and a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Piedmont ... tied his then career high with 28 points vs. Liberty with 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season … eighth 20-point game with 20 points and 11 rebounds vs. Marquette for his seventh career double-double ... eighth career double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds vs. Campbell as he was named Big South Player of the Week ... 23 points and 15 rebounds vs. Longwood for third straight double-double ... 26 points vs. High Point ... sixth double-double of the year came with 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Charleston Southern ... scored 20 points for the 18th time with 24 against Winthrop on a career-best 11-of-24 from the field ... 18 points vs. Furman … finished the season ranked 29th in the nation in points per game, 54th in FG pct., 29th in steals per game, 47th in total points, 28th in total field goals made, 36th in total steals, 48th in free throws made and 52nd in free throw attempts.
2014-15 NCAA Div. 1 Presbyterian: 15.7ppg, 8.2rpg
Big South Freshman of the Year and was a member of the All-Conference honorable mention and All-Freshman teams as Presbyterian went 10-22 overall and 6-12 in the Big South ... averaged 15.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals … shot 51.9 percent from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 59.1 percent from the foul line … played in 20 games after being injured early in the season ... posted double-digit scoring in 17 games, five of them with over 20 ... second on the team in scoring and rebounding, and led the team in steals ... In conference play he was ninth in scoring, third in rebounding and field goal percentage, seventh in steals, third in offensive rebounds and seventh in minutes played ... earned four Big South Freshman of the Week honors and had four double-doubles on the season … double-digits in his first two collegiate games with a team-high 14 points and seven rebounds at Duke and 12 points vs. Piedmont ... after missing 12 games due to injury, he came back to score a then career-high 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks vs. Liberty ... posted career-highs for the second consecutive game with a team-leading 24 points and 13 rebounds vs. Winthrop ... earned League Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 21.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two games against the Winthrop and Radford ... third double-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 8 assists vs. Longwood ... notched his second consecutive Big South Freshman of the Week honors averaging 18.0 points and 10.0 rebounds vs. Longwood and Charleston Southern ... had his second 20-point game with 21 vs. Campbell ... In the second meeting against the Camels, he scored 17 points ... had his third 20-point game with a team-leading 21 against Liberty as he earned his fourth Big South Freshman of the Week honor on Feb. 9 ... 21 points vs. UNC Asheville ... Third straight 20-point game with 20 points and 11 rebounds vs. Radford for his fourth double-double.