Dejounte Murray Declares for 2016 NBA Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

March 23rd, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Marquese Chriss' decision to leave Washington after one season has been seen as a foregone conclusion, as the Huskies forward is contending for a lottery pick. Wednesday saw point guard Dejounte Murray join the fray as he announced his intention to enter the 2016 NBA draft. 

"I am blessed and humbled to announce I am declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft and hiring representation," Murray said in a Twitter post. "I would like to thank coach [Lorenzo] Romar, Udubb and everyone who has helped me out in this position. I am excited for the journey ahead and feel truly blessed."

Murray, 19, averaged 16.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game as a freshman. Listed at 6'5" with a 6'10" wingspan by, Murray is a dynamic playmaker who excels in penetrating his way to the basket. He uses his length and quickness to make plays near the rim, and displays an unselfish tendency in getting others involved.

"Dejounte, you truly have the world at your fingertips," Greg Davison of the Seattle Times wrote. "Like Tony Wroten Jr., you thrilled us this season with slice-and-dice ...

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