Duke entertains 2012 prospect Alex Murphy

Duke coaches Chris Collins and Nate James flank prospect Alex Murphy, middle, during the pre-game warm ups vs Maryland. Murphy is a key Duke target and you can read more about his recruitment on BDN Premium, our subscription service which grants full site access. Photo copyright Lance King of Lance Images for BDN.

DURHAM - The Duke Blue Devils hosted Alex Murphy, one of the nations elite prospects during last evenings Maryland game.   Murphy is near 6-8 and is projected as a wing or big forward and is ranked the 6th best player in his class by Prep Stars. He plays his high school basketball for St. Mark's in Southborough, MA and suits up for New England Playaz in AAU ball.

Murphy remained on campus today in order to get a better feel for the school and program.  Duke Assistant Coach Chris Collins is the lead assistant for Murphy and that means he's playing a big role in the process.  Collins was seen showing Murphy around last evening and answering questions during both re and post game.  Murphy was accompanied by his father, Jay, a former Boston College and NBA standout.

The two sat directly behind Coach Mike Krzyzewski on the Duke bench and were stoic for much of the game, but there were some positive reactions.  Those included a father and son look at one another when Cameron got really loud after a Kyle Singler play.

They also cheered as the game got tight and Duke mounted a comeback, with Murphy fist pumping and clapping more a the game wore on.  Murphy was joined by 2013 prospect Jabari Parker who was hosted and shown about by Duke Assistant Coach, Nate James.

The Cameron Crazies twice cheered "Alex Murphy, come to Duke," and that brought a smile and look from Murphy.

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