Just by saying a player is transferring from Duke — Duke! — it makes one immediately think, “Man, must be a good player.” In the case of a former Blue Devil who’s transferring to Florida, the plays is at least a familiar player to Billy Donovan.
Alex Murphy announced yesterday that he would be transferring into the Gator program. His older brother Erik Murphy graduated last year after four seasons in Gainesville. The elder Murphy averaged 12.2 and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior last season.
Alex Murphy is a redshirt sophomore who has averaged just 6.6 minutes per game this year. ”I’ve gotten a chance to know Coach Donovan and the program,” he said. ”I think it’s a great fit for me to continue my career. I think they can help me develop as a player — and that I can help them a lot as well.”
Murphy the Younger will be eligible for action at the end of December next season.
Woulda been a cooler story if it had been this Alex Murphy: