Murphy is immediately eligible with two years to play. He will be plugged into the starting 4 spot immediately. Huge, huge addition for next year's team adding a potential all-league caliber player at the position with the most question marks. I think this puts Vermont right back into the driver's seat for next year (assuming we play).
Definitely seems like a starter in the front court relative to other options there. Good size, hopefully will up the rebounding numbers. Looks like he scores at a high volume relative to minutes played.
Have to remember he put up solid but not spectacular numbers in a conference similar in level to ours, so I’m not sure it’s a panacea, but seems like a really nice addition in an area of need.
As much as I love the AE. The CAA is clearly more competitive conference year in and year out and too to bottom. He was also a contributor as a Freshman and Sophomore so getting him as an upperclassman is even better.
Saw Murphy play at NMH- was on teams with Kellan Grady from CM and now Davidson and Platek kid at UNC. Also saw him last year and this year at Northeastern. True post player unlike his two older brothers. Will likely be a candidate to start. Not sure what his ceiling is offensively but should help day 1 with rebounding, interior defense and toughness. Best basketball still ahead of him and has a really good pedigree from his mom & dad. Dad played at BC and I think for a minute in NBA too.
There has been plenty of rumor and articles during the past couple of weeks that suggest possible expansion of various BCS leagues......and now comes this from the Big East:
Their commish talks about...
Probably didn't warrant its own thread, but we didn't really have a good catch-all "upcoming AE season" thread.
Jeff Goodman posted a list of the top assistant coaches in the AE, based on polling other coaches across the conference...
Traci Carter and Malik Ellison were best friends in high school when they played together.
Coach Gal said this is the best freshman class he has brought in.
High expectations for frosh Flowers.
Gal said Miroslav Stafl is the best offensive down low player he has brought in.