The 2015-16 season has just ended for several teams, but the transfer marker is already starting to heat up. Earlier this week, a big time talent threw their name into the ring of transfers, and he is expected to garner his fair share of attention as teams vie for his services.
DeSean Murray, the leading scorer for the Presbyterian Blue Hose, has announced his intention to transfer from the program, citing the desire to play for a bigger school in a bigger conference to set himself up for success at the next level.
Murray is the second high-profile player to transfer from the Big South in as many years, joining Andrew Rowsey, formerly of the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs, who transferred to the bright lights of the Big East and joined the Marquette Golden Eagles following the 2014-15 season.
Over his two seasons in the Big South, Murray became a star for the Blue Hose. He was in the conversation as one of the best all-around players in the conference, and he possesses a scoring ability that is hard to come by.
He amassed a whopping 940 points combined in his two years at Presbyterian College, averaging 20.2 points per game as a sophomore this past season. Add in his rebounding ability (7.4 rpg in 2015-16), and he is a player who could help any team in the country.
The 6’5” native of Stanley, NC is expected to have plenty of suitors in the off-season, and the rumours have already started to roll in as to what teams are expected to contact him about his future.
Word is that upwards of 8 teams have already contacted Murray, including the Maryland Terrapins, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, the Boston College Eagles, and the Auburn Tigers. The powerful forward will garner more interest as the off-season rolls along.