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Alex Murphy heads to Duke a year early

The #13 overall prospect in the class of 2012, Alex Murphy, will be heading to Durham a year earlier than expected. “It was a difficult decision, but I felt it was best for me,” Murphy said to Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports. “It’s a great opportunity.” Murphy will be replacing graduating senior Kyle Singler and will likely start at the power forward position. However, this raises some doubts about DeAndre Daniels committing to Duke now since it will be crowded in Durham at both forward positions, although he would still get significant playing time if he became a Blue Devil.

Check out Murphy’s evaluation below to see why he’s an elite prospect:

13. Alex Murphy SF (Duke)- Murphy has a striking resemblance  to current Blue Devil Kyle Singler. He has a nice shooting stroke and does an excellent job setting his feet before he takes his shot. He is also surprisingly athletic and is a great ball-handler for a wing-player which enable him to be a superb slasher and good finisher. Murphy has great size and length as well and is very versatile. He has a good mid-range game too and has a lot of potential. The biggest room for improvement for him is his strength. He could also become a better rebounder given his size and athleticism too. Look for him to be an impact player for the Blue Devils.


2 comments on “Alex Murphy heads to Duke a year early

  1. [...] things in recruiting is determining how good a prospect will be in a different class, but with Alex Murphy heading to Duke a year early we have to figure out where to put the former top-15 class of 2012 recruit. Our method was [...]

  2. [...] Heads to Duke a Year Early. Former class of 2012 top-15 prospect small forward Alex Murphy (#34) decided to join the Blue Devils a year early (to see why, check out the “What They’re Saying” section below) as he has already [...]

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