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Re: 2023 MBB Recruiting

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:15 pm
by NU1971
If you can get hold of the Sports Illustrated issue that featured Murphy's debut vs. LIU, you can see his form perfectly. He would get about 24 inches or more off the ground, shoulders squared to the hoop and a perfect off-the-fingertips release. His most amazing jumper was when he'd run to the deep corner, stop on a dime and drill that shot from 21 feet out. Sometimes the only way you knew his shot went through the hoop was that the bottom of the net would move slightly. His jumpers rarely hit iron. No one could stop him 1 on 1. And he did pretty well as an undersized pro. His speed translated well at that level.

Re: 2023 MBB Recruiting

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:18 pm
by phillyeagle
Yeah, I missed his elevation which was incredible. I think I still have the picture from the Index of him stuffing Bob Lsnier.

Re: 2023 MBB Recruiting

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:45 pm
by NU1971
Wish I had kept that edition. It was printed in his senior year as an insert and tribute. Most people would not believe it happened. I think it might have been in his freshman year.

Re: 2023 MBB Recruiting

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:48 pm
by le
Great memories guys of Murph !

FYI: I believe the Index is stored on microfiche prior to modern day computer storage. Many years ago, I requested a copy of a 1979 Index and the school was able to send me a copy. I don' recall the details in terms of who I contacted at NU. If you know the year and month, I would think alumni relations would be able to assist you in your search.