Next step in Dopek's plan is to win the BIG EAST title and evolve into a national power
Partial squad travels to Walnut, Calif. Thursday while rest of team heads to NIU on Saturday
Winning performance in 5,000-meter run paces solid outing by Blue Demons
High School: One of the nation's top prep high jumpers with a personal best mark of 7-0 as a senior... that height was ranked seventh in the nation in 2012... won the Nevada state high jump as a sophomore and was runner-up as a senior... spent junior year in Mississippi and won the Mississippi state high jump title with Piney Woods High School... also a basketball standout who earned first team Class 4A All-State honors from the Las Vegas Review-Journal after averaging 21.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as a senior... led Green Valley to Class 4A state semifinals with a 32-point game in the regional championship... named West region Player of the Week by ESPN.com following the 32-point effort... as a junior claimed a 2011 Class 2A Mississippi state title with Piney Woods.
Personal: Son of Darryl McDonald and Vernessa Reed... has five brothers and three sisters... brothers are Redale, Carl, Darryl Jr., Derrick and Darren... sisters are Denisha, Ericka and Dakota... father played basketball at Texas A&M from 1986-88 and professionally in the CBA from 1990-93 before a career from 1994-2008 in Australia's NBL... also led a successful coaching career in the NBL... Durrell played on the DePaul men's basketball team in the 2012-13 season... undecided on a major.