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Murphy Named All-Big Ten - Mar 11, 2019

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Senior forward Jordan Murphy (201-F-97) was selected to the first team All-Big Ten by the media and second team by the coaches announced on Monday.

For Murphy, it is his fourth Big Ten honor. He was an All-Freshman Team selection in 2016, then earned third team (coaches/media) after his sophomore season. Last year, he was named to the second team (media) and third team (coaches). Coffey was an All-Freshman selection in 2017.

Murphy becomes the second All-Big Ten first team honoree for the Gophers in the last three years, when Nate Mason broke a 12-year drought in 2017.

One of the most accomplished players in school history, Murphy led the Big Ten in rebounding with 11.7 boards per game, ranking fifth nationally, and tied for third in the country and conference lead with 21 double-doubles. The San Antonio, Texas, native ranked 15th in the Big Ten and led the Gophers scoring 14.5 points per game, including 23 games with 10 or more points this season and five 20-plus scoring efforts. He has started every game this season and is second on the team in field goal shooting (48.5 percent) and blocks (29) while ranking third in assists (82).

Murphy moved into second place on the Big Ten career rebounding chart (1,272), a new school record as well. His 66 career double-doubles is also second in Big Ten history, while his 1,732 career points rank fifth in Gopher program history.   

Pan American Games Draw LIMA, PERU - 22 hours ago
FIBA held the draw for groups for men's basketball of the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, leaving the Virgin Islands in group A with Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the United States. A select team of men's basketball standouts from the BIG EAST Conference will represent the United States at the 2019 Pan American Game while Puerto Rico will be sending their B team as their A team is set to play in the World Games. While Group B consists of Dominican Republic, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico. Pa...   [read more]

Claxton: I would love to play with UGA's incoming class - 3 days ago
By CHANCE LINTON Georgia forward Nicolas Claxton (211-SF-99) was on hand in Chicago last week for the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, but he's facing a major decision in the coming week. Claxton declared for the NBA Draft following a breakout sophomore season, but he still hasn't made a final decision on whether to return to Georgia for his junior year. The deadline for him to withdraw from the draft and retain his college eligibility is May 29. Ahead of the NBA Combine, he sat down with Draft...   [read more]

NBA Draft Combine Notebook: Nicolas Claxton Displays Versatility - 6 days ago
CHICAGO - The on-court portion of the draft combine wrapped up on Friday, with two more scrimmages giving prospects a chance to perform in front of the entire league. As a whole, five-on-five play was heavily watered down this year as a vast majority of potential first-round picks opted not to play, aiming to protect their draft stock. Regardless, there were a number of intriguing players who benefited this week. There were also some guys who struggled. Some of the more noteworthy perform...   [read more]

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