6’5” 2019 Brandon Murray
Freedom Christian (NC)/Team ENC
When talking about the best shooters in North Carolina, among the first names mentioned should be Brandon Murray. The length 6’5” shooting guard has consistent volleyball line range with a quick release and has a good IQ off the ball, shot prep and getting to his spots.
Over the past year, Murray has become much more aggressive and confident in his athletic abilities. To go along with his skills on the court, Murray is a high academic student. He has been coming to Phenom Hoops events for a while. After his performance during the June 2017 Phenom Summer Grind Analyst Jason Porter wrote, “I watched Brandon’s team go early in the day versus a team that was a much more talented squad. This kid showed no back down and took it right at his opponent. He has a solid offensive game on him and the fight to be a factor on the glass as well. He needs to gain strength and work his outside jumper more but he has the tools to be a force on the floor. He showed enough all-around game in this one to suggest that more is to come as he grows and gets stronger.”
Back to the academic side of things, Murray has already been offered academic scholarships from numerous schools. On the basketball side of things, Murray has also received a basketball scholarship offer from Lees McRae. As he continues, expect more offers and more schools will become linked to him. That jump shot is wet.