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55 - Kevin Murphy

6-6, 195 Shooting Guard
Tennessee Tech Senior
Birthday
03/06/90 (29.7 yrs)
Hometown
Fairburn, GA
High School
Creekside
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Anthony Parker

Strengths: Explosive scorer that possesses a wide offensive skill-set … Good length for either wing position … Active runner … Quick feet … Gets himself squared up to the hoop almost instantly … Volume shooter …  Attempted just under six threes per game his senior season, and made an impressive 41.6% of them … Won’t have any trouble adjusting to the NBA three-point line … Likes to spot-up in transition … Can create his own offense … Has a deadly step-back jumper that is highly difficult for the defense to contest … Uses a lot of hesitation moves and pump-fakes to throw off his defender … Drives strong with either hand, though he prefers to pull-up when driving left (often from the baseline) … Very active without the ball … Constantly runs to open spots on the floor, positioning himself to get a good shot off if his teammates pass the ball to him …
 
Weaknesses: Not a very strong finisher at the rim, due in large part to his slight frame … Does most of his scoring outside the paint, so it’s hard for him to establish a good scoring rhythm if his shot isn’t falling … Only shot 72.1% from the stripe, which is a disappointing number for somebody that can shoot so well from the field … Not a black hole, but can get in a score-first/score-second mindset and only look to pass as a last resort … Needs to improve defensively …
 
Overall: If Murphy can adjust to playing without the ball in his hands so much, then he could be a very serviceable scorer in the NBA … May be a strong contributor in his rookie season, as his spot-up shooting ability is a skill that could help him wedge his way into a team’s rotation right away … A potential sleeper pick, that would offer solid value if he fell into the second round …

Tyler Ingle 5/1/12

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