Southwestern Illinois College sophomore guard De’Antae McMurray was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Player of the Week for Jan. 25-31.
McMurray, a 6-foot 1-inch guard from Alton, averaged 33 points in two games during that week, including a career-high 47 points in a win against John A. Logan College. He was 18 of 22 from the field and 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. He also averaged 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the week.
McMurray has helped lead the Blue Storm to a 19-4 record this season. He recently verbally committed to Drake University on a basketball scholarship for next year.
“De’Antae is one of the best point guards we have ever had,” men’s head basketball coach Jay Harrington says. “He is a great kid and leader and I am fortunate to be able to coach a young man like him.”
For information, contact the athletics department at (618) 235-2700, ext. 5450, or visit www.swic.edu/athletics.