Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 5:04 pm  |  17 responses

Duke Lands Highly Ranked Forward Alex Murphy

Murphy, a 6-8 forward out of St. Mark’s School, gave head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils a verbal commitment yesterday through his twitter account. The Rhode Island native is averaging 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Although he is currently listed as a junior, he is eligible to play at Duke next season. Murphy repeated his freshman year after transferring from The Prout School, therefore making him eligible to arrive in Durham in the fall and forgo his senior year. No decision has been made as of right now in regards to that matter. Murphy chose Duke over Florida, after being recruited and holding offers from Kansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Boston College, Villanova, West Virginia, and North Carolina. His older brother Erik plays for the Gators. Murphy is rated among the top 15 nationwide in the class of 2012.

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  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Duke are the New York Yankees of the NCAA.

  • Shawn


  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    @KWAPT: A comparison that is made often. The Man U of the NCAA?

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    I know it’s been said before and it’ll be said again but DAMN, Duke has hella white people going to their school.

  • Sean

    “His older brother Erik is plays for the Gators.”

    SLAM – You’ve gone to sh!t. Too many ads, crappy production values, bad or non-existent editing and poor quality writing. This is why I stopped buying SLAM about two-three years ago.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    @sean-but you still visit their website. can’t hate it that much?

  • batumswrong

    Duke is the Lakers, Yankees, Cowboys, Texas Longhorns Football of Basketball

  • D-Block

    This is just ridiculous….in a good way though. I think Duke could be scary good for the next couple of seasons.

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    Screw Duke, Coach K and that whole program.

  • Sean

    @JL – I’m ok with their advertisers paying them for mediocre work. I’m not cool with me paying them for mediocre work – pretty simple really.

  • hoodsnake

    Am I the only one here that remembers RoboCop?

  • Felix

    On a completely unrelated note- why are some dudes names large and blue on their comments? I post on here every once in awhile but I read almost all of the comments on a nearly daily basis and its been an odd little mystery to me. thanks in advance if anyone can tell me.

  • hoodsnake

    @felix if you fill out the ‘Website’ bar with your um, website it will also appear blue. Oh and if you click the name you will be directed to his/her (favourite) website. Pleasure.

  • Felix

    thanks hoodsnake… so some of my favorite commentators have blogs then?… will have to check that ish out…

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Felix, or you just put “slamonline.com” as the website and enjoy getting the updated status of a blue name.

  • Diables_bleus

    @hoodsnake LoL. Robocop!!!! Alex Murphy.

    Duke recruiting is on a roll. I think grabbing Austin Rivers, Kyrie Irving, and Quinn Cook helps. Michael Gbinije looks legit as well.

  • http://slamonline.com mars

    Duke is just trying to keep up with UNC. If Harrison and Henson stay, we got the ‘ship for the next 3 yrs.