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5 - Dejounte Murray

6-5, 170 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
WASHINGTON_65.GIF Washington Freshman
Birthday
09/19/96 (23.1 yrs)
Hometown
Seattle, WA
High School
Rainier Beach
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
6
Quickness
9
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
9
Potential
9
Passing
8
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Shaun Livingston/Jamal Crawford

Strengths: Combo guard with tremendous handles and versatility … Prototypical basketball body with great length, big wingspan (measured at 6’9.5 in 2014) … Explosive athlete, who should become more so as his body fills out … Electric ball handling ability with crossovers and ball on a string type dribbling ability … Has great quickness and shifty moves to evade defenders and get to the rim, or get opponents off balance and create space to pull up … Shows the ability to score in a variety of ways … Great feel for isolating and creating points off the dribble … Good finisher around the rim on drives … Flashy player with great speed in the open floor and elusive moves in traffic … Has added intrigue with his versatility to play either guard position … Tremendous rebounder for a guard (6.4 per game) … Very good pick and roll ability for his age … Has the potential to be a lock down defender and is already one of the better guard defenders in the Conference in his freshman season … Mature kid. Surprisingly disciplined considering his skill level. Shows a completely different game in the structured environment of college ball, as opposed to his free wheeling, showmanship in pick up games and while in AAU or All Star games. A natural showman, but really understands how to tone things down and play disciplined when it’s called for …

Weaknesses: At 170 pounds, obviously could use some strength to help finish off drives and stay on balance after contact … Still somewhat inexperienced, with just a season of college under his belt. Must work on his shooting. A sub-30% three point shooter as a freshman, though not shy about taking it and shows decent form … Still inconsistent. Has had a number of poor performances scattered amongst tremendous games … Must improve upon decision making, value the ball more and cut down on turnovers. 4.8/3.3 a/to ratio isn’t terrible considering his age, but obviously in need of improvement … More of a scorer than facilitator, and will need to become better in creating offense for others … Decent FT shooter at 70% but obviously can be improved upon …

Notes: Pronounced "Duh-JON-tay" … Measured 6’5 (in shoes) 162 lbs, with a 6’9.5 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy … Was not considered an elite level recruit, missing out on most of the high profile HS showcase games, despite showing huge potential … Scored 34 points on 10/14 shooting in an overtime win over Arizona St. on February 3rd … Washington native and NBA standout Jamal Crawford has taken Murray under his wing and acted as Big Brother and Mentor to him …

Aran Smith 2/4/16
 

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