At the top of the Duke Blue Devils wish list sits Alex Murphy, a smooth and heady 6-8 rising junior who possesses a great skill set on the hardwood. Duke has had success with prospects and players who have NBA lineage with their most recent commitment coming from Austin Rivers, son of the Boston Celtics coach and former Atlanta Hawk Glenn “Doc” Rivers. Murphy fits that mold as well in that his Dad, Jay who played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Bullets. BDN goes in depth with Murphy discussing his timeline, Duke and UNC recruiting him, the possibility of playing with his brother, his relationship with teammate Kaleb Tarczewski and Shabazz Muhammad as well. No stone is left unturned in our latest premium offering so join BDN Premium and discuss the latest on Alex Murphy with fellow members on our private message board.
The basics on Alex – He plays AAU ball for the New England players and is a rising junior at St. Mark’s High School. His eldest brother Erik, plays at Florida. Murphy stands between 6-7 and 6-8 and weighs in at around 210 pounds. Major players in his recruitment are Duke, Florida, Kansas and North Carolina.
BDN’s interview with Alex Murphy -
Alex, let me catch up with you a bit. What have you been doing since I last saw you on the AAU circuit?
I think I had a real good summer finishing off strong. In August I went to Adidas Nations in Chicago and that was pretty cool and finished up with the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in L.A. So that was a great way to end the summer with the success that I had. As soon as I came home from L.A. [Los Angeles] I had two weeks before I had to head back up to school in Massachusetts and took a little time off to just relax. I sort of just gave my body a rest because I haven’t stopped playing basketball since about a year before school, so I thought a bit of rest was the best thing to do. Now, I am back in school and right back at it in the gym and pretty much ever since I’ve been back. We start practice soon for the high school season. It’s my junior year and we’ve got a big season ahead and a lot of big time games and a lot of stuff to look forward to.
Has Coach Lubick discussed how he’d use you this season and will it differ from the past?
We haven’t talked specifically about it but I’m sure our style of play as a team will change a little from what it’s been in the past. We’ve had a lot of good bigs recently, his son Nate Lubick and my brother who is down in Florida. We still have some good bigs. I consider myself a big guy, I’m about 6-7, 6-8 and we have another kid in my class Kaleb Tarczewski who is
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