Category archive: Duke Blue Devils

Murphy picks up offer from Duke 

June, 1, 2010
Like many top basketball prospects from around the country, Alex Murphy (South Kingstown/St. Mark's) traveled to North Carolina this past weekend to play in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.

He led his New England Playaz to a 5-1 record and a spot in the finals of the Select bracket before the team had to leave to catch their flight back to Boston. However, Murphy didn't fly home with the rest of his team. He and his family stayed in North Carolina so the rising junior could take an unofficial visit to Duke on Monday morning.

"It went really well. The first hour and a half it was me, my mom, my dad, and my little brother sitting in coach [Mike] Krzyzewski's office with him, coach [Chris] Collins, and coach [Steve Wojciechowski], just sitting there talking," said Murphy. "We were sitting there and coach Krzyzewski said that at Duke they don't say you officially have a scholarship until your test scores and paperwork are in but that in 2012, Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) and I are the guys that he really wants and that I have an offer."