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DeSean Murray
DeSean  Murray

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Stanley, N.C.

High School:
Northside Christian

Last College:
Presbyterian College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
F

Experience:
TR

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.

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. 

2015-16 (Sophomore): 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 (Freshman): 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.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Lettered in basketball, football, track and soccer ... averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds at East Gaston under coach Eugene Farrar before transferring to Northside Christian Academy for his senior year in 2013-14 under coaches Byron Dinkins, Jeff McInnis and Joe Badget ... helped Northside, along with teammate Davon Bell, a No. 5 national ranking and a Dick's Sporting Good's national tournament in New York ... averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds en route to first-team all-conference and all-state honors ... played AAU basketball for Team Charlotte under coach Jeff McInnis and alongside fellow signee Davon Bell ... Team Charlotte posted a record of 45-6 and was ranked No. 1 in North Carolina ... an honor roll student every quarter, Murray was a member of Spanish and Frisbee Golf Clubs as well as numerous school activities … full name is DeSean Jajuan Murray … son of Datari and Berlinda Murray … studying in College of Liberal Arts ... signed national letter of intent on May 16, 2016.

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