Duke transfer Alex Murphy will play for the Gators



Alex Murphy, the younger brother of former Florida basketball player Erik Murphy, is transferring from Duke to Florida.

Murphy is a redshirt sophomore who is expected to enroll at UF in January.

Murphy announced his decision to join the Gators on his Twitter account: "It's official, I'm a Florida Gator! I'm more than excited and can't wait to get down to Gainesville soon!!!

The 6-foot-9, 230 pound forward averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds in 31 games in a limited role as a redshirt freshman for Duke last season. He shot 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the field.

According to Duke's basketball website, Murphy gained 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, which he expected to make him a better defender in the paint.

His bio says: "at his best when filling the lane on the break or attacking the offensive glass."

He will be eligible to play next December.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:47am]

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