After verbally committing to Drake University earlier this week to continue his basketball career, SWIC sophomore De'Antae McMurray continued creating news with a 47-point performance on Wednesday.
The Alton High grad celebrated his 20th birthday in style on Wednesday, scoring 47 points to accompany 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in a 104-100 win over John A. Logan College on the road. It was the 11th consecutive win for the Blue Storm, which improved to 17-4 overall on the season.
McMurray is a 2014 graduate of Alton. He played one season for the Redbirds after transferring from Marquette Catholic where he played his freshman, sophomore and junior campaigns.
The 6-foot-2 McMurray was averaging 10 points per game and 7 assists per game entering Wednesday's road contest.
Next up for SWIC is a 7:30 p.m. game Saturday at Shawnee Community College. McMurray will return home to play the Trailblazers at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23. He will face former Alton players Michael Williams-Bey and Dorian Scruggs, who play for the Trailblazers.