Redshirt sophomore Alex Murphy leaving Duke

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  1. rserina

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    We'll see. A. Murphy could definitely be a nice fit for us at the four, though he isn't near the shooter his brother was. He is far more athletic, though.
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    I'd be very happy to have a few more Murphy's in the orange and blue.
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    Billy develops talent. If he comes and he has potential then Billy will make him better.
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    Alex drank the Duke Kool-Aid but should have come to UF...
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    What I'm reading is that we would take him because we need bodies, not that he would be productive.
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    If he were to come it would be nice if we gave him some time in Billy's system before making any judgments. That shouldn't be that hard to do.
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    It's not a judgment but a question. I think it's a fair discussion point. All of our recent transfers have shown something at their former schools. I guess it's possible he would have a Prather type breakout season but he won't have that much time to acclimate to Billy's system with only 1.5 seasons to play.
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    This.

    Erik told me once that of the three, Tomas, the baby, is by far the most talented. Erik is probably next-most talented. I'd take this kid if just to get Tomas. Alex can help us. The "stretch 4" is a Donovan staple. He may blossom here moreso than most other places.
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    But he'd have 2.5 seasons in the system.
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    That's correct. Where people like Hill or Walker may have only one. Beal only had one. I know these guys are immensely talented but it still takes time to learn a system and I don't see any reason this young man couldn't pick it up.
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    I don't think Hill is a one-and-done. His shooting is not where the scouts would like it.
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    I think that he would only have 1 and 1/2 because he already had a redshirt year. Does that make sense?
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    He has to set out a season so that would give him time to practice with the team for a year before he started playing.
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    Actually, Vernon Macklin didn't have a breakout or even good season with Georgetown before transferring to UF...Vernon wasn't a good fit for the Georgetown offense the same way Alex isn't a good fit for Duke...

    I really hope Alex gives UF a chance and transfers to the good guys.
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    Fair enough. Forgot about Macklin. I don't think he was as good as our other transfers though.

    As for Murphy, how does he fit UF better? It seems like Donovan likes stretch fours and people have said he's not as good of a shooter.
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    It is pretty mercenary to say that we want him just to eventually get little brother. The kid has height and genes, and you cannot develop that. I'm pretty sure he will contribute here, and he would develop his basketball skills under Billy. But as Eric says, it is his decision. If he comes here, we should welcome him with open arms.
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    If Billy sees the potential in having Alex Murphy joining the team... then of course, we all trust Donovan.
    Plus... if Alex works out playing for Florida... it would drive home the point to potential future recruits that perhaps Duke is not always the best place to go.


    How many recruits have we lost out on because they wound up going there.
    Donovan has done a simply phenomenal job here at Florida.
    They need to rename the O-Dome and a couple of streets after the man.
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    UF has lost lots of recruits, through the years, to Duke, UNC, Kansas, and Kentucky, among many others.

    Every school has transfers out. The Gators have had a ton, many of whom have really blossomed where they went.

    The key is "FIT." And that is true for both regular students and athletes. If they fit well where they go, they will do far better than if they don't fit well.

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