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Marquese Chriss is not the only draft prospect from Isaiah Thomas' alma mater Washington projected to be drafted in the 1st round. Huskies guard Dejounte Murray, while not as high on GM's boards as Chriss, will be considered when the Celtics pick again later in the 1st round. And if he slips into the 2nd round, the C's have two high picks there as well. Clicks the links for his DraftExpress strengths and weaknesses videos.

Murray coming out of high school was compared to Jamal Crawford, but he'll have to improve his outside shooting in order to make those comparisons stick, as well as get playing time on the next level. As we've seen from Danny Ainge with Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, the Celtics aren't afraid to draft guards who can't shoot with the hopes of developing that skill at the next level. With Bradley it was a success and with Smart the jury is still out if he can become a consistent shooter. At only 19 years of age, Murray has the potential to improve. According to Mytopsportsbooks.com, basketball players tend to develop their games the most during the first 4 years of their twenties, so Murray is far from a finished product.



Fran Fraschilla calls Murray a "sneaky quick" combo guard in the interview below:





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