Jahlil, that aint even fair. Damn I can’t wait til the big man gets to Durham! What gets me in watching this and many other full games is his intellect on the court. Smart, just really makes the right play be it a pass or knowing when to take it strong. Fun to watch.
I’ll put that 4 up against your 5 and spot you points!
Official Duke Statement on Alex Murphy Transfer:
DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt sophomore forward Alex Murphy has decided to leave Duke University, school officials announced Friday. Murphy departs Duke in good academic standing and is expected to transfer to another Division I school.
“I have enjoyed my time at Duke and am thankful for the support of my coaches, teammates and the fans,” said Murphy. ”However, I feel that it is in my best interest to leave the program at this point. I have grown and developed on and off the court during my time in Durham and am excited about my future.”
A 6-9, 230-pound forward from Wakefield, R.I., Murphy has appeared in five games this season, averaging 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds per game while hitting 1-of-6 shots from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line.
As a redshirt freshman during the 2012-13 season, Murphy played in 31 games and averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting 27-of-55 (.491) from the field, 5-of-24 (.208) from three-point range and 5-of-12 (.417) from the free throw line. He scored a career-high 11 points in a loss at No. 25 Miami.
“Alex has been absolutely great for our program and our university,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “He is a top-notch young man and an excellent player. He comes from an amazing family and it was an honor for us to have him here at Duke. We wish him the very best and we always want to be a part of his future. We are friends and friends of the family and totally supportive of his decision.”
Although not completely surprised I am saddened to report that Alex Murphy has decided to transfer from Duke University. Brought to my attention by friends close to the situation, reports started to surface Wednesday afternoon that the wheels were in motion but until substantiated I didn’t want to put anything out there.
Alex is a very easy kid to root for, affable, polite and talented and I will be a fan no matter where he ends up. Florida, where his brother played and graduated from, was mentioned as a possible option. Not every situation is ideal for every player but I wish only the best for Murph. He and his family are class acts.
Surely the internet will be abuzz with stories of Duke and their epidemic of transfers but in reality it’s something that is happening in higher numbers throughout the NCAA. When you have a big time program with competition for time on the court things happen, sometimes they go your way as a player and sometimes you see a better fit in a different program. I have no doubt that Murphy will play a key role at whatever school he ends up choosing.
Some notable recent transfers from recent years include Michael Gbinije (Syracuse), Olek Czyz (Nevada), Taylor King (Villanova), Elliot Williams (Memphis), Jamal Boykin (Cal), Eric Boateng (Arizona State), Michael Thompson (Northwestern) and Andre Sweet (Seton Hall).
NCAA Basketball Ticket Prices
- Kansas has the most expensive tickets in college basketball, with a median ticket price of $265
- Kentucky is the only other team with a median ticket price of $200 or more
- Gonzaga, despite not having many tickets available, has a median ticket price of over $100 ($110)
- The current top team in the nation, Michigan State, has a very reasonable median ticket price of $55
- #11 Memphis has the cheapest tickets of teams in the top 25 with a median ticket price of $9
- The most expensive match-up this year is North Carolina at Duke, with a median ticket price of ($1,459)
- The 1st ever ACC match-up of Syracuse at Duke is the second most expensive match-up ($708)
***All data compiled on November 22