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#21 Kamari Murphy
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 216
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Lincoln / IMG
Other College: Oklahoma State
Kamari Murphy Bio
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Release: 07/01/2014


As a Sophomore (2013-14) at Oklahoma State
Led Cowboys in total rebounds pulling down 199 for the season, as well as blocks with total of 40, despite missing the season opener vs MVSU ... Pulled down six rebounds and blocked two shots in first game of the season vs. Utah Valley ... Grabbed six rebounds and blocked career high four shots vs. Delaware State ... Recorded first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Texas ... Scored season high 12 points at Kansas ... Established career high with three steals and matched career high with four blocked shots vs. Texas ... Recorded second 10-point, eight-rebound effort of season against Robert Morris ... Perfect 5-of -5 from floor for 10 points vs. Louisiana Tech ... Ten points and eight rebounds vs. Butler ... Seven points, six boards and two shots vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Grabbed team-leading, season high 13 rebounds vs. Oklahoma (2/15) ... Eighth in blocks per game (1.3 bpg) and 15th in rebounding in Big 12.

As a Freshman (2012-13) at Oklahoma State
Grabbed six rebounds in semifinal game against Kansas State at Big 12 Championship ... Scored eight points, including six in first half, and grabbed four boards against Baylor ... Extremely efficient at Kansas, scoring four points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out an assist in eight minutes ... Came off bench last five games after starting first 15 contests of season ... Career-high six trips to charity stripe vs Texas Tech ... Dished out career-best three assists vs TCU ... Scored 12 points against Tennessee Tech ... Scored career-high 13 points at Virginia Tech ... Recorded first collegiate double-figure rebounding game with career-high 10 boards vs sixth-ranked N.C. State ... Started first game as collegian in season opener against UC Davis ... Blocked four shots against the Aggies, tying for ninth-most by a Cowboy freshman in school history.

High School
Ranked No. 10 on HoopScoop's list of top fifth-year players in 2012 ... Spent post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and was starting forward for IMG ... Averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for team that finished 28-2 against prep schools and was ranked among the top-five nationally ... Graduated from Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. -- same school that produced Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson ... Team captain junior and senior seasons under head coach Dwayne Marton ... Averaged 17 points and more than 10 rebounds per game as senior ... Helped lead Railsplitters to PSAL Class-AA title game as senior and Brooklyn regular-season crown and borough title ... Ranked as No. 6 player in state of New York in 2011 according to HoopScoop ... Listed as one of four "standout players" at Super 16 Showcase in Hartford, Conn., in July of 2011 ... Also played football for two seasons in high school ... Recruited by UConn, Miami, Missouri, Louisville, Virginia, Virginia Tech, St. Johns, Rutgers, Florida and Florida State out of high school.

Personal
Born Dec. 14, 1993 ... Son of Michael Murphy and Kemel and Kaheem Draper ... Second oldest of six boys: Jacori, Kusamae, Maalik, Mikwan and Kieron ... Enjoys swimming, playing volleyball and football, and playing video games in his spare time.

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