Utah Jazz Selects Kevin Murphy in Second Round of 2012 NBA Draft

by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (June 28, 2012) – The Utah Jazz selected guard Kevin Murphy with the 47th overall pick of the second round in the 2012 NBA Draft held Thursday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The 6-7, 185-pound native of Atlanta scored 2,019 points, 535 rebounds and 248 assists in four years at Tennessee Tech University. During the 2011-12 season, Murphy averaged 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 34.5 minutes.

Murphy, who ranks second all-time at Tennessee Tech in scoring, was twice named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) First Team (2011, 2012) as well as the OVC All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012). In 2009 he was named to the OVC All-New Comer Team.