Posted by: Van on June 28th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
With their first selection in the 2012 Draft Utah selected Kevin Murphy, the senior guard from Tennesse Tech.
Kevin Murphy is regarded as one of the better pure scoring prospects in the draft and overall a very good shooter with deep range. Ford see’s Murphy as a smooth athlete, with good shooting range, and excellent mid range game and good first step, but someone who also needs to add size.
Here are some scouting notes on Murphy as well from ESPN Insider:
“June 25 Update: The Pistons drafting at No. 44 could really use another shooter at the wings. Murphy was one of the best scorers in college basketball, shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc.
May 24 Update: NBA scouts are starting to give a closer look to Tennessee Tech swingman Kevin Murphy. Murphy is averaging an impressive 22 ppg, shooting 45 percent from 3 and averaging more than five rebounds per game.
His 50-point outburst versus SIU Edwardsville a few weeks ago was one of the best scoring performances of the season. Murphy looks a bit like a Rip Hamilton sort of player with much deeper range. He’s got a smooth athleticism that allows him to glide to the basket. He can score off the dribble, has a sick midrange game and shows both quickness and athleticism.
His lack of strength is an issue. So is the fact that he struggled mightily in Tennessee Tech’s three biggest games of the season, against Miami, West Virginia and Murray State.”
Also, Here are are some links you can check him out for yourself (save you about 2 minutes on Youtube, you can thank me later):
IMG Draft Prospect Interview
Murphy’s 50 point night in January, 2012
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