|Published:||Mar 27, 2013 9:13 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 27, 2013 9:13 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The parent's of an FGCU basketball player are ready for the next round! Bill and Connie Murray live in North Fort Myers and have watched their son Eddie play sports for years.
Now, they're preparing to watch him on one of basketball's biggest stages. "I was anticipating a good season but nobody can anticipate this," said Bill Murray.
Eddie Murray's parents have FGCU fever!
"It's like running through my blood and I just can't stop smiling because I'm just so thrilled," said his mom Connie Murray.
The 6 foot 8 forward and his fellow Eagles are taking the NCAA Tournament by storm. "He's doing 150 autographs at a time right now and his picture is being taken with everyone you can think of," said Murray.
But he wasn't always a basketball player. "He would have been a good pitcher but he started to love basketball at Bishop Verot and it went from there," said his father.
The FGCU Eagles are the first 15th seeded team to make the sweet 16.
"He's a humble guy so I don't it will go to his head but it's all new to him," his dad said.
Murray's parents say, his teammates are not nervous. "Practices are good, everybody is happy. They are just having a great time. I think that should make some teams scared because they are having a good time," Murray said.
Both say they can't believe their son has helped put "Dunk City" on the map.