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Posted On: 07/28/18 8:00 AM
Shooting guard Matthew Murrell went back-to-back in offers this week.
On Thursday, he picked up an offer from the University of Tennessee, then Texas A&M University followed up with an offer on Friday. The Whitehaven High standout picked up these two offers while playing for his AAU team, Team Thad, in the Under Armour Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound shooting guard could be the Russell Westbrook of his class with his high motor on both ends of the court. Murrell has the legs of a Westbrook, but the scoring ability of a DeMar DeRozan. Murrell isn’t a consistent 3-point shooter, but can knock down shots from long range in spurts. He easily makes up for it with his mid-range game.
Going into his junior season, Murrell’s main goal is to help the Tigers take down the defending TSSAA Bluecross AAA state champ Memphis East High School, which returns Antonio Thomas, Jalen Brown, University of Memphis commit Malcolm Dandridge, and the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 class, James Wiseman. The Lawson brothers, Chandler and Johnathan, will not be with the Mustangs next season. Chandler is heading to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season, while Jonathan will play his sophomore season at Wooddale High School.
Murrell has other offers from Iowa State, Jacksonville State, Cincinnati, Florida, Memphis, Ole Miss, and Saint Louis. Tulsa, Stanford, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, and Illinois are a handful of schools that are showing interest in the Memphis, Tennessee native.