At 6’8″ Alex Murphy is one of the most coveted recruits in the class of 2012, due to his unique mix of skill, basketball acumen, and athleticism. The son of 6’11″ former NBA veteran Jay Murphy, who coaches him along with former Celtics coach John Carroll for the New England Playaz, and his wife, Paivi, a 5’4″ former Finnish National point guard and ex-Swedish league pro, Alex has been bred to be a difficult match-up on the court. After a thirty point outing against Quincy Miller and D-One Sports, Murphy spoke with Blue Devil Nation about his recent offer from Duke, his relationship with both Kaleb Tarczewski and Shabazz Muhammad, and the comparisons between the rising junior and his older brother Erik of the Florida Gators
Can you talk about your match-up with Quincy Miller?
Yeah, it was a good match-up. He’s a tough player. Anytime you get a chance to play against somebody like that in the first round of a tournament it’s a challenge, but luckily we came out on top this time.
What schools are coming after you the hardest right now?
Duke, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, Syracuse, Butler, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, and Boston College
Do you have a timeframe for when you’d like to decide by?
I don’t. Not yet.
Where have you visited so far and what do you have planned for the future?
I visited Florida last year. I just visited Duke when I was down there for a tournament. I’ve been to Boston College. I’ve been to UConn as well. Hopefully, I’ll be able to visit all of the places I haven’t been that are still on my list, but we’ll see.
Is there a player that you try to model your game after?
Well, Kevin Durant is my favorite player in the league, but guys like Mike Dunleavy
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