I trusted you, Liberty Ballers community. Henry Ellenson and Taurean Prince, No. 15 and No. 16 respectively, were very solid selections. Then big board No. 18 came around, and it felt like Malachi Richardson all over again. Washington point guard Dejounte Murray was the winner with 24 percent of the vote. Notre Dame point guard Demetrius Jackson placed second with 17 percent, while Utah center Jakob Poeltl was in third with 15 percent.
Murray did not make the Liberty Ballers staff's top 25 (he was actually tied for 32nd). Draft Express has him as the 32nd best prospect, but getting drafted by the Sixers with the 26th overall pick. Murray is one of those "toolsy" picks; he's got the size and length to be a good point guard, but his game is by no means ready. Murray's decision making is poor, his shooting was horrendous, and his turnover rate was nearly as bad as Kris Dunn's if you factor in usage rate. There are pieces to work with there, but ranking him higher than Demetrius Jackson, a more explosive athlete who really values the ball, is pretty crazy to me.
But at least you guys think outside of the box a little bit. Chad Ford salutes you for this selection.
We can get weird and add Thon Maker, as well as Tyler Ulis, for this round of voting.