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Murphy to enroll at Duke in 2011

Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:28 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

Duke might be losing its top three players for next season, but the Blue Devils aren’t expected to fall very far.

That sentiment was cemented Tuesday, when 2012 Duke commit Alex Murphy told Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com he would be enrolling in Durham this fall.

Murphy, a 6-foot-8 small forward from St. Mark's (Mass.), confirmed the news to CBSSports.com in a text message.

He joins Austin Rivers, Quinn Cook, Michael Gbinije and Marshall Plumlee in the Blue Devils’ class of 2011. 

Category: NCAAB
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Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Murphy to enroll at Duke in 2011

Of course they look like a YMCA B squad compared to the class Calipari is bringing in....but a nice little start........for a nice little school.....


Wow, more garbage from the garbage man.  Surprise there.  I guess making your first final four in 13 years means the cats finally get to meow a little bit.  How many final fours has Duke been to since 1998?  Oh, and that YMCA B squad is going to be the second best class in the country and we are still waiting on another top 50 prospect.  If Coach K has been winning with "YMCA" C and D squads, just wait til he gets a "YMCA B Squad."



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Murphy to enroll at Duke in 2011

To compare Duke and Kentucky is simply ridiculous...

A.) Coach K is known as one of the best and classiest coaches in the history of the sport.  Rupp is a well-documented racist and bully.
B.) Duke's graduation rate - along with the school's overall educational reputation - is top notch while Kentucky's is almost nonexistent.
C.) As for recent winning, well, that's not really close either.  Since Kentucky's last NC in 1998 they have one Final Four.  In that same span Duke has 2 NC's, 1 runner-up and 1 Final Four (actually, they've only missed the Sweet 16 twice in that 14-year span).

Yeah, not a whole lot in common.  Duke does it the "right way" while Kentucky has chosen to sell its soul - for lesser results.

And btw, if a game of four-on-four broke out - and there was coaching and officiating involved - I'd take this class over Kentucky's any day of the week and twice on Sunday. However if it were out-of-control street ball with no semblance of shot selection, defense or fouls, I'd take Kentucky.  But I think that simply proves my point further. Kentucky's class may have four 1st round NBA draft choices while Duke's will have only two or three but the Duke kids will most likely have at least one NC.



Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Murphy to enroll at Duke in 2011

that nice little school won the national championship in 2010, how long has it been for the one and dones? I mean the wildcats? 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Murphy to enroll at Duke in 2011

Of course they look like a YMCA B squad compared to the class Calipari is bringing in....but a nice little start........for a nice little school.....


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