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DeSean Murray leaves Western Kentucky to turn pro

Charleston v Auburn

SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 16: Desean Murray #13 of the Auburn Tigers reacts as they take on the Charleston Cougars in the second half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. The Auburn Tigers won 62-58. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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Western Kentucky announced on Wednesday morning that DeSean Murray, a graduate transfer from Auburn, has left the program “to pursue professional opportunities.”

Murray is a 6-foot-4 forward that began his playing career at Presbyterian. He transferred to Auburn after the 2015-16 season and averaged 10.1 points for the Tigers last year. He was averaging 9.5 points in just over 20 minutes for the Hilltoppers this year, although he had a scoreless 11 minutes in their win at Arkansas over the weekend.

This coincided with Marek Nelson moving into the starting lineup, playing 27 minutes and scoring the game-winning bucket with 21 seconds left in the game.