Youth could be an asset for Murray
At only 17, freshman guard Chance Murray is proving himself to be a valuable addition to the Sun Devils.
Recruited from Price High School before his senior year, Murray attracted the attention of Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor, formerly Arizona State associate men’s basketball coach, who recognized Murray as “a unique kid” who can “take what you give him and make it his own.”
Murray grew up in Los Angeles idolizing L.A. Lakers player LeBron James and attempting to model his own game after James’, emphasizing his attitude and character. Now, to get pumped for games, Murray says he listens to music to try to get himself in the right “mental zone.”
Although he fielded offers from Cal, UCLA, Washington State and other Pac-12 schools, in the end, Murray chose ASU.
“Coach Sendek is main the reason why I came here,” Murray said. “He’s one of the coaches that I felt like had the most belief in me. He was at all my AAU games at eight in the morning.”
Sun Devils head coach Herb Sendek praises Murray for his versatility on the court and his “feel for the game,” saying that he expects him to become an excellent defense player.