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Alex Murphy with another year under his belt should be able to contribute much more to the cause. Duke does not have a “big 3″ like they did last year and minutes should be there for the taking. Murph has shown flashes of being able to put the ball in the basket and obviously with more floor time his confidence will improve and to get that floor time he must step up his defensive game. I think another off-season in the gym and another year to know exactly what is expected on both ends should do wonders for his game this year.
What I expect is that Murphy will be a very good 6th man for Duke this season, what I want to happen is that his confidence finally catches up with his skill level. That could mean a lot for Duke and Alex going forward. I imagine that practices at Duke are going to be an amazing thing to watch, there is a ridiculous amount of talent at the small forward position this year. On paper Alex is in the middle of the pack at Duke but the times when it has clicked for him really shows that just underneath the surface is a player that can be so much more than just a role player.