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.