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Alex Murphy (Probably) Transferring From Duke

According to a source at the Duke Chronicle, Duke Sophomore forward Alex Murphy is going to transfer at the end of the fall semester. Murphy played in just about 6 minutes per game last year for the Blue Devils, and with Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood on campus this year, playing time was going to be even less plentiful. He has received the dreaded DNP-CD in four of Duke's last five contests.

Murphy was a highly sought after forward in the class of 2011, ranking 45th nationally by Rivals. He was offered by more than a dozen high major schools, including Arizona, Florida and Kansas. As a Freshman, Murphy shot 71% from two, and one has to figure he will improve on his 21% mark from three.

Because NCAA rules state a player has 5 years to complete 4 years of eligibility, Murphy will just have 1.5 years remaining on his eligibiilty clock due to sitting out his first season due to a concussion. He can, however, appeal to get the time he will spend sitting out due to transfer rules back, or he could apply for a waiver to play immediately at his new school. That would be unlikely, however.

Because his brother Erik played four years at Florida, speculation is that Alex will be playing the rest of his career in Gainesville.

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