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33 - Erik Murphy

Florida 

  • Birthday: 10/26/90
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Southborough, MA
  • High School: St. Mark's
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

86

2013
Mock:  49

NBA Comparison: Matt Bonner

Strengths: Big man that has an excellent ability to stretch the floor and NBA 3 point range ... Improved his body a great deal over his time in college ... Also improved as a defender and rebounder with the added strength ... Shot 45.3% 3PT as a senior, making 2 per game ... Made a high percentage of midrange shots and from the free throw stripe ... Extremely quick release off the catch-and-shoot ... Very proficient at the pick-and-pop, would fill a niche for teams needing an option in that aspect ... Lower body strength has also increased, became much more difficult to push off the block and fight for his spot ... Developing post game where his shooting touch and height are advantageous ... Solid passer, will look for cutters ... Had one of the higher offensive efficiency in the SEC and takes good shots ... Decent instincts as a shot blocker, will not get off the floor much though has a solid standing reach that can disrupt players near the basket

Weaknesses: Not fast laterally while also lacking straight line speed by NBA PF standards ... Big liability as a rebounder on both ends, even with his added strength during his 4 college seasons ... Not long, which further hurts him as a defender/rebounder ... Gets very little lift, measured at the bottom of the NBA Draft Combine in no-step vertical ... As with most shooters, does not get to the line often enough to really hurt you with his solid FT shooting as a big man ... Never was relied upon to play center, the position he is most athletically suited to defend at the NBA level ... Goes along with him being very one dimensional and when that dimension is not working, can turn into a major issue ... Even with his shooting being very high level, not many players fit his description in the league who have lasted a long period of time ... 1990 born so a year old for his grade dropping his potential down a notch ...

Notes: Older brother of Duke basketball player Alex Murphy and 2017 HS prospect Tomas Murphy ... Solid two year starter while at Florida ... Presence was definitely a major key as far as Florida being effective in their offense during those seasons ... Is of Scandanavian descent and has possible future plans to play for the National Team of Finland ... Has been a premier shooter in college basketball for the past two seasons, which at his size makes him an enticing possibility ... Still on the fence as to whether he will be drafted, though his connections to Finland could make him a candidate for an EU passport, playing overseas and maybe developing somemore before trying to stick with a NBA team ... Was arrested for breaking into a car during time at Florida but the story was blown out of proportion as he was intoxicated with friends and not trying to steal the vehicle ...

Michael Visenberg 6/17/13

June 16, 2013

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