Chris Beard and the Rebels land former LSU, Georgetown talent Brandon Murray
OXFORD, Miss. — New men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard picked up the Rebels’ first commit this period in the transfer portal as former LSU and Georgetown guard Brandon Murray announced his commitment to Ole Miss Monday.
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— Brandon Murray (@Bmurrayyyy) April 10, 2023
Both of Murray’s transfers to this point have resulted from his head coach being fired — first with Will Wade at LSU and then with Patrick Ewing at Georgetown. Ewing was fired on March 9.
Murray, ranked the No. 8 recruit in the transfer portal and the No. 1 shooting guard on the market in 247Sports’ rankings, visited Ole Miss over Easter weekend.
Playing for IMG Academy, Murray was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2021 as ranked by both the 247Sports and Composite Rankings. He was also ranked a top-25 shooting guard for his class.
Before transferring to play for IMG, Murray competed in his home state of Maryland at Poly High School in Baltimore. There he averaged 21.7 points per game and led his team to the Maryland 3A State Championship.
While at LSU, he was a starter in 32 of 33 of the Tigers’ games and was selected to the All-SEC Freshman Team. That season, he averaged 10 points, three rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
Murray entered the transfer portal after LSU fired head coach Will Wade.
While with Georgetown last season, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound Murray notched 27 starts and averaged 35 minutes per game, shooting 40% from the field. He also averaged 13.7 points per game, finishing second on the team, to go with an average 3.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists.
— The NBS Sports Hour (@NBSSportsHour) January 5, 2023
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Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.