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Erik Murphy

33 | Forward

Jazz

Biography

Background


Career Transactions: Selected in the second round (49th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2013 NBA Draft (06/27/13).


College Career: While with the Gators in Gainesville, he was named First Team All-SEC as a senior, and he earned All-SEC Tournament Team honors as a junior and senior … became the 49th Gator to record 1,000 points in his collegiate career … his senior season, he appeared in 36 games (34 starts) and averaged 12.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.4 apg in 26.4 mpg; he shot .516 from the floor, an SEC-best .453 from behind the arc and .784 from the line … earned First Team All-SEC honors from the coaches and the media and he also garnered All-SEC Tournament Team accolades … for the third straight season, he helped the Gators advance to the Elite Eight in the 2013 NCAA Tournament … as a junior, he saw action in 34 games (32 starts) and averaged 10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.09 bpg in 25.9 mpg … he shot .485 from the field, .421 from downtown and .814 from the line … he led the team with 37 blocks … led Florida to the Elite Eight for the second year in a row in the 2012 NCAA Tournament … his sophomore campaign, he appeared in 33 games (one start) and posted 4.3 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 10.8 mpg … he shot .514 from the field, .400 from downtown and .750 from the stripe … was a member of the Gators 2011 Elite Eight squad … as a freshman, he saw action in 33 games and averaged 3.5 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 9.1 mpg … shot .600 from the field and .633 from the line.


Personal: The son of Jay and Paivi Murphy … his father played collegiately at Boston College and spent four seasons in the NBA, as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Bullets (1984-88) … his mother was a member of Finland’s Women’s national team … he has two younger brothers, Alex and Tomas … was born in Lyon, France.


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