Dejounte Murray upgrades the Class of 2015 recruiting class from a solid group with David Crisp and Marquese Chriss to a class that is one with the capabilities to put UW back on the map. Murray was a stud for Rainier Beach last season, averaging nearly a triple double. The fact that Murray tweeted a picture of the new court with his announcement shows that being "flashy" and stylish really does matter when it comes to recruiting. Ahmaad Rorie listed "the gear" when he committed to Oregon, and it seems that this may have made an impact with Murray, or at the very least it was something he liked. Murray is one of the best in-state prospects, and is actually rated as the best player in-state by ESPN (Crisp is second). There is a resurgence of talent coming through the state, and Murray is the headliner for the first of several solid groups of players, that we will be taking a closer look at as the summer and dead period creep up on us. Nabbing the 6'5 guard is a very good sign that the program still has the ability to keep the kids home when they have to, after not taking a single in-state prospect in either of the past two seasons. This is important with the aforementioned resurgence of local talent.
Dejounte Murray, 2015 Rainier Beach SG, commits to Washington
UW Dawg Pound | Jun 3