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MURPHY NAMED CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Feb 13, 2017


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Jordan
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Minnesota sophomore forward Jordan Murphy (198-F-97) was recognized Monday for his outstanding play last week, earning Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors. It is Murphy's first time receiving the honor, following a pair of top freshman weekly awards last season, and the fourth award for the Gophers this season.

The San Antonio, Texas native led the Gophers to a pair of victories last week over Iowa and Rutgers, posting double-doubles in each game. On Wednesday in the double-overtime thriller against the Hawkeyes, Murphy scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 field goal shooting, adding 19 rebounds and four blocks. He also contributed one assist and one steal in 39 minutes of action.

On Saturday at Rutgers, Murphy scored a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, also contributing a steal as the Gophers picked up their third straight win and fourth of the conference season away from home.

Murphy has now totaled seven double-doubles on the year and 16 for his career. He leads the Gophers and ranks sixth in the Big Ten, pulling down 8.0 rebounds per game.

The Gophers return to action with a pair of home games this week, hosting Indiana on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and Michigan Sunday at 6:00 p.m.   




Royce
O'Neale
Zalgiris adds small forward O'Neale - 20 hours ago
Zalgiris Kaunas continued fortifying its roster for the 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season by signing small forward Royce O'Neale (198-SF-93, college: Baylor) to a one-plus-one contract. O'Neale (1.96 meters, 24 years old) played last season for Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, putting up impressive all-around numbers in the 7DAYS EuroCup. In 22.2 minutes on average over 16 games, he scored 10.3 points, pulled 5.6 rebounds, dished 2.3 assists and made 1.1 steals. He shot 52.9% o...   [read more]

Rashawn
Fredericks
Fredricks cites relationship with UNT hoops staff as reason for commitment - 2 days ago
Rashawn Fredericks (198-G-97) has thoroughly enjoyed his time playing for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team and Jareem Dowling. That relationship paid dividends for North Texas this week, when Fredericks announced that he will continue his career with the Mean Green. New UNT head coach Grant McCasland brought Dowling with him from Arkansas State, where both coached last season. Dowling is from the Virgin Islands and is a coach with their national team program in the offseason. Frederi...   [read more]

John Collins
Collins selected by the Hawks - 4 days ago
Atlanta is probably the most populated city where Virgin Islanders call home in the United States. Make room for one more as John Collins (208-F-97) was selected by the Atlanta Hawks at the 2017 NBA Draft. Collins played an instrumental role in bringing Wake Forest out of the basement of the ACC and leading them back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. He will now have an opportunity to bump heads with rap sensation Rock City and Benny Demus. Collins was selected 19th ov...   [read more]


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