Murphy is the most polished offensive threat of the four who worked out
Monday. He left Notre Dame after three seasons with a career scoring average of
His size and scoring ability are tempting to the Pistons. Murphy and Dana
Barros, a Pistons guard last season, are the only players to have led the Big
East in conference games scoring in consecutive seasons.
Strengths:A versatile scorer Murphy can shoot the ball inside and out all the way to the
3-point shot ... Unlike most young players Murphy has a solid mid-range game the
he can shoot from both sides of the floor .... Moves very well without the ball
often he can run off picks and shoot off the catch or dribble ... Good work
ethic and a very coach-able player who has gotten better each year since
arriving at Notre Dame ... Rebounds well considering his lack of jumping ability
this speaks volumes of his mobility and how good he boxes out ... Good passer
who is very hard to sneak a double team on without him kicking the ball out ...
Good free throw shooter who has become very good at drawing fouls thanks to his
pump fakes and hesitation moves ....
Weakness: If he works hard on the defensive part of the game he has a tendency to become
worn out .... Although he has become stronger he could still use some added
upper body strength ... Suffers on defense with quick player not because he's a
poor defender but lacks the lateral quickness to defend ... Has shown a lack of
stamina because of his poor conditioning .... Athleticism is one of his biggest
handicaps in that he's by no means a high riser or possessor of unbelievable
quickness ... Needs to continue to become a better back to basket player as of
right now he is more comfortable facing up ..... Goes through periods were he
can fall in love with his jumper and shoot when it may be in his best interest
to drive ....