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Former Duke Blue Devil Alex Murphy chooses to play for Florida

Former Duke Blue Devil Alex Murphy is going to play for the Florida Gators.  He will be playing for the same university and same coach as his older brother Erik Murphy did.  Erik now is a rookie in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls.  Alex should be able to contribute for the Florida Gators as soon as he can play. Alex’s brother played four seasons for Florida and thrived in his...
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookies Murphy, Snell taking it all in with Bulls

When Erik Murphy heard his name called by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver in the second round of June's NBA draft the first phone call he received was from Gar Forman a standard call to receive for any draftee. But the second call Murphy received was a bit more surprising. "Jo called me Joakim (Noah)" Murphy said during today's Bulls Day at Comcast SportsNet....
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Murphy could be next in Florida-to-NBA pipeline

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Asked to reel off the franchises he had visited and worked out for during a dizzying two months of pre-NBA draft evaluation, Erik Murphy mentioned San Antonio, Detroit, Indiana, Orlando, Cleveland and Portland. The former Florida forward was reminded about a report that put him in a meeting with the Houston Rockets just last week. "Oh yeah," Murphy said...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Erik Murphy

Photo: Phil Sandlin/Palm Beach Post The normal college basketball career is filled with many ups and down, but it is the ability to persevere which brings some of the greatest rewards. Erik Murphy’s ups and downs may not have been similar to many other college basketball players, but his ability to persevere, and continue to work hard, has left him just days from likely hearing...
Via NBA Draft Blog
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Erik Murphy

Photo: Phil Sandlin/Palm Beach Post Name:  Erik Murphy    Age:   22    School: Florida Height: 6’10       Weight: 240       Projected Position:  PF  2012-13 Stats: 12.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 tpg (26.4 minutes per game) 51.6 FG%, 78.4 FT%, 45.3 3FG% 64.3 TS%, 62.9 eFG%, 12.8 TREB%, 17.4 DREB%, 22.5 USG%   SKILLS &...
Via NBA Draft Blog
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rebels had no answer for Murphy's torrid touch

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Ole Miss threatened to make it a game late in the first half of Florida's 78-64 win Saturday night at a sold-out O'Connell Center. As the Gators have done as routinely as pull on their gym shorts of late, they seized control early and built a 20-point lead before halftime. Florida led 35-15 when the Rebels started to chip away. And to no one's surprise...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 10 Florida handles No. 22 Wisconsin 74-56

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Erik Murphy is no longer just an outside threat. Murphy tied a career-high with 24 points days after dealing with a migraine headache, and No. 10 Florida beat 22nd-ranked Wisconsin 74-56 on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-10 power forward made all 10 of his shots, including several in the post and just two from 3-point range, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed...
Via Fox Sports South
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Murphy answers challenge in Gators' win

PHOENIX Erik Murphy was 0-for-5 shooting in the first half and looked timid after missing a pair of open 3-pointers early. Florida coach Billy Donovan, sensing Murphy's drop in confidence, lit into him at the break. Not the way you might expect. "I want you to shoot every time you're open," Donovan told Murphy. "And if I see you not shooting the ball, I...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Murphy matures on, off court for No. 12 Florida

Florida's Erik Murphy has a small scar just above his right eye, a remnant of the eight stitches he needed after a recent collision with teammate Patric Young. It's hardly the only makeover for the 6-foot-10 junior. Murphy's game has improved dramatically this season, and coach Billy Donovan says the power forward has made an equally noticeable jump in maturity since...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 10 Florida loses Erik Murphy to knee injury

No. 10 Florida is playing without starting forward Erik Murphy, who injured his right knee in practice Thursday. Murphy was on crutches and unavailable for Friday night's game against Jacksonville. Coach Billy Donovan is expected to address the injury afterward. Murphy, a 6-foot-10 junior from Rhode Island, is averaging 10.0 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Gators (3-1) this...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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