There is no doubt about it, IMG Academy Post Grad is absolutely loaded with talent. All over the court, you see Division I talent and names that you will be quite familiar with at the collegiate level. One of those players will be 2021 6’5 Brandon Murray, who will be a name to remember in the SEC.
To put it simply, Murray looked like a star on the floor and quickly became one of the most talked-about players of the event. He averaged 24 points per game in Rock Hill and couldn’t be slowed down, scoring anywhere and everywhere on the floor. Murray’s blend of size, strength, athleticism, and scoring power captured the eyes of many and he may have secured some future LSU fans down the road.
After watching his first two games, I had this to say about his game and why he quickly became one of my favorite players at the event.
“Murray has been a name that we have heard of before on several occasions but we finally got a chance to watch him in person with Phenom Hoops. And he seemed unstoppable on the court, as he had everyone’s eyes on him. With a terrific blend of size, skill, bounce, and scoring power, you don’t always see that mixture in a player’s game and he was relentless. A 6’5, 225-pound prospect finished with power and authority at the rim, being exceptional when out and running but also showing his confidence from scoring on all levels. At times, he looked unstoppable and he is going to bring another scoring power to LSU.”
We spoke with Murray shortly after the event to get his thoughts as well with his game and what he hopes to provide for the Tigers.
“When I’m on the court, I’m always thinking about what do I have to do to help us win, always thinking two steps ahead on what I need to,” he told Phenom Hoops. “I just see myself as a dog; I have to go get it mentally. I see myself as a person who gets it done on both ends of the court, who can get a bucket when needed and a stop. I just like reading the court and seeing where the open spots are; there isn’t a shot that I don’t like on the court.”
With his game, Murray knew it was an easy decision to commit to LSU especially with the coaching staff. He also believes that he will be able to blend his game easily into their system, with how they play and what past players have shown in Baton Rouge.
However, even though he has committed, Murray continues to put in the work in his game, getting prepared for his time in the SEC. He continues to work on his craft and getting in the best shape he can be.
We are telling you now though LSU fans, get excited for this young man in the coming years. Murray wants to help immediately on the court, both on offense and defense, and he thinks that he and Eric Gaines will be absolutely tough on the defensive side. But he has a chance to be an all-out force for the Tigers over the next few years and it certainly is going to be fun to watch down the road.