Murray to Transferhttps://t.co/NoSEU9welJ— Blue Hose Sports (@BlueHoseSports) March 9, 2016
A particularly sad tweet came out of Clinton, South Carolina today....
DeSean Murray is leaving the Blue Hose after two years at Presbyterian. Murray averaged over 18 points per game for the Hose and nearly amassed 1,000 points scoring during his brief stint. He's viewed by most as pound for pound one the best player in the Big South and he'll follow in the footsteps of recent high-profile transfers Andrew Rowsey, Keith Hornsby, and Michael Kessens.
Murray commented in a release from the school:
"Today I am announcing that I will not be returning to Presbyterian College for my junior year. This is a difficult decision that I have reached after speaking with my family and others close to me, and it is based on my desire to pursue a bigger conference, a bigger school so that I can work to play at the next level."
"I appreciate Presbyterian College giving me the chance to play at the Division I level, and it is something that I will never forget. My two years at Presbyterian have been an incredible experience."
Murray leaves Greg Nibbert in the dust putting Presbyterian's head coach since 1989 squarely in the crosshairs after nine straight losing seasons. Nibbert and PC's investment is leaving for greener pastures which likely means that any hope the Blue Hose had of being a Big South contender in 2015-16 is gone.
Expect there to be no shortage of suitors for Murray's talents this spring.