ERIK MURPHY NEWS

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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Murphy to Transfer from Duke to Florida; Erik Murphy’s Brother to Play for Gators

While the football program is routinely gutted by the transfer process, head men’s basketball coach Billy Donovan continues to convince those not happy with their current situations to come play for the Florida Gators. The latest to announce his intentions to transfer to Florida is forward Alex Murphy, younger brother of former Gators forward Erik Murphy. The younger Murphy was...
Via The Bull Gator
December 18, 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

Photo: Tony Snell and Erik Murphy show off Chicago Bulls rookie jerseys

Former college stars Tony Snell and Erik Murphy, out of New Mexico and Florida, respectively, showed off their new Chicago Bulls jerseys at a press conference.
Via Gamedayr
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Skinny on Chicago Bulls 2nd Round Erik Murphy

Florida Gators big man Erik Murphy brings to the Chicago Bulls an ability to be a “stretch four,” a big guy that can step out and shoot. a la Andrei Kirielenko “AK-47,” Tyler Griffey, Mike Tisdale, Dirk Nowitzki and Ryan Kelly. They’re bigs that can “stretch a defense.” Erik Murphy brings the Chicago Bulls exactly what they need- offense, or what others call shooting...
Via The Sports Bank
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls take Florida's Murphy in second round

The Chicago Bulls have selected power forward Erik Murphy of Florida with the 49th overall pick of the NBA draft, adding another shooter in the second round. Even though he's 6-foot-10, Murphy is known as much for his ability to connect from the outside as his inside play. He averaged 12.2 points and led the SEC in 3-point shooting at 45.3 percent as a senior last season, earning...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls take Murphy in second round

Former Florida forward Erik Murphy came off the board with the 49th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, joining former Florida center Joakim Noah with the Chicago Bulls. The Gators have now had at least one player drafted in six of the past seven years.
Via florida.scout.com
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls take Murphy in second round

Former Florida forward Erik Murphy came off the board with the 49th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, joining former Florida center Joakim Noah with the Chicago Bulls. The Gators have now had at least one player drafted in six of the past seven years.
Via florida.scout.com
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Murphy goes 49th overall to Chicago Bulls

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls have selected power forward Erik Murphy of Florida with the 49th overall pick of the NBA draft, adding another shooter in the second round. Even though he's 6-foot-10, Murphy is known as much for his ability to connect from the outside as his inside play. He averaged 12.2 points and led the SEC in 3-point shooting at 45.3 percent as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 28, 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

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

Florida's seniors leave mark on program

ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 1:04 left on the clock and Michigan ahead by 25, Florida seniors Erik Murphy, Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario walked to the bench for the final time in their Gator uniforms. Gators coach Billy Donovan waited with a hug as the trio checked out of Florida's 79-59 loss to the Wolverines in the South Region championship Sunday. Two hours earlier at tipoff...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida loses to Michigan, misses Final Four again

Erik Murphy never took his eyes off the floor in the locker room, his droopy shoulders weighed down by three straight losses just one step shy of the Final Four. This one might have been the worst. Florida's senior scoring leader missed 11 shots in his first scoreless game since his sophomore year, and Michigan - led by Big Ten player of the year Trey Burke and sharp-shooting...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosario and Murphy talk of big win

Seniors Mike Rosario and Erik Murphy outscored the entire Minnesota team at halftime. The game changed quickly in the second half, but the barrage of points the two laid out on the line allowed Florida to leave with a convincing victory over Big-10 stalwart Minnesota. The two talked a great deal with the media following the 78-64 victory that propelled them into the Sweet-16.
Via florida.scout.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Tournament Game Preview: Florida vs. Minnesota

by Steve Etter Miami Bureau Reporter Erik Murphy and the Gators face Minnesota in the 3rd Round/ foxsportsflorida.com The #3 seed Florida Gators (26-7, 14-4 SEC) beat the #14 seed Northwestern State Demons 79-47 on Friday. The Gators will move on to the third round and will play #11 seed Minnesota Gophers (21-12, 8-10 Big Ten) on Sunday, March 24 at approximately 6:10 pm. The...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 79 – Northwestern State Demons 47: Gators Open NCAA Tournament with Big Win

The Florida Gators overcame a flurry of energy from the Northwestern State Demons to cruise to a 79-47 victory in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Gators advance to the third round where they’ll face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, March 24 at 6:10 PM. The Demons gave the Gators all they had for the first 20 minutes, but it wouldn’t be nearly enough...
Via The Bull Gator
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida handles Northwestern St.

Erik Murphy had 18 points to lead four Florida players in double figures and the Gators shut down the NCAA's highest-scoring team Friday night, beating Northwestern State 79-47 in the second round of the South Regional. No. 3 seed Florida (27-7) turned this one into a rout with a 19-1 run in the second half and held the 14th-seeded Demons (23-9) to their fewest points this season...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida shuts down Northwestern St. in tourney

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Erik Murphy had 18 points to lead four Florida players in double figures and the Gators shut down the NCAA's highest-scoring team Friday night, beating Northwestern State 79-47 in the second round of the South Regional. No. 3 seed Florida (27-7) turned this one into a rout with a 19-1 run in the second half and held the 14th-seeded Demons (23-9) to their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern St.-Florida Preview

Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy arrived at Florida not too long after the Gators had won consecutive national championships. They are down to their last chance to get one for themselves. Boynton and Murphy are part of the only Florida group to win consecutive outright Southeastern Conference regular-season titles, and the seniors helped cut down the nets after clinching the second...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Last chance for Florida seniors to get own title

Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy arrived at Florida not too long after the Gators won consecutive national championships. They are down to their last chance to get one for themselves. Boynton and Murphy are part of the only Florida group to win consecutive outright SEC regular-season titles. The seniors have been to the NCAA tournament every season, this time as a No. 3 seed in the...
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Murphy Reflects on SEC Tourney

Despite having a halftime lead over Ole Miss in the Championship game of the SEC Tournament, Florida eventually fell to the Rebels 63-66. Florida senior Erik Murphy discusses what went wrong in the second half.
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators not worried about late-game failings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida had good looks at the basket, but the shots didn't fall. There is no riddle or mystery to be solved when dissecting the final outcome. Those past late-game failures played no role Sunday and they won't in the future. That was the predominant theme inside the Gators' locker room following Sunday's 66-63 loss to Ole Miss in the SEC tournament...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators not worried about late-game failings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. They had good looks at the basket but the shots didn't fall. There is no riddle or mystery to be solved when dissecting the final outcome. Those past late-game failures played no role Sunday and they won't in the future. That was the predominant theme inside the Gators' locker room following Sunday's 66-63 loss to Ole Miss in the SEC tournament...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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