Former Duke forward Alex Murphy to transfer to Florida

Wednesday December 18th, 2013

murphy Alex Murphy also considered transferring to Rhode Island, Providence and Northeastern. (Lance King/Getty Images)

Alex Murphy, a 6-8 redshirt sophomore, intends to transfer to Florida, he told Jeff Goodman of

Murphy's older brother, Erik, played for the Gators and was a second-round pick of the Chicago Bulls in 2013. His father also played in the NBA.

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"I really appreciate the experience at Duke, playing for a Hall of Fame coach in Mike Krzyzewski," Murphy said on Wednesday. "I learned a lot as a player and a person.

"I've gotten a chance to know [Florida] coach [Billy] Donovan and the program. I think it's a great fit for me to continue my career. I think they can help me develop as a player — and that I can help them a lot as well."

Murphy, who went to high school in Massachusetts, also considered Rhode Island, Providence and Northeastern.

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