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Kamari Murphy
Player Profile:
Kamari Murphy 1871989
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 216
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Lincoln HS
Other College: Oklahoma State
Club: IMG

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Fast Breaks (in-depth interview) - 2016-17

Career (2012-14 at Oklahoma State, 2015-17 at Miami) 
Murphy's career stats - at Miami only   Get Acrobat Reader 
Started 97 of 131 total career games played at OSU and Miami ... Averaged 5.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.6 assists and 0.3 steals in 24.6 minutes ... Hit 50.7 percent (309-610) from the field, 57.1 percent (120-210) at the line ... Totaled 740 points, 769 rebounds (241 offensive / 528 defensive), 114 blocks, 79 assists and 51 steals in 3,219 minutes. 

As a Redshirt Senior at Miami (2016-17)
Murphy 2016-17 game-by-game stats 
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Final 2017 NCAA rankings: No. 150 total rebounds (241), No. 155 rebounds per game (7.3), No. 167 offensive rebounds per game (2.4), No. 211 defensive rebounds per game (4.9), No. 250 double doubles (4).
Miami Record Book Listings: Season: No. 4 rebounding (132).
Conference Stats – Among ACC players in ACC games: T-No. 6 rebounding (7.3), No. 9 defensive rebounds (5.1).
Season: One of two players to start all 33 games ... Four double-doubles: vs. Wofford, NC State, at Virginia and vs. Syracuse in the ACC Tournament ... Averaged 7.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals in 29.4 minutes per game ... Totaled 234 points, 241 rebounds, 23 blocks, 19 assists, 13 steals in 971 minutes ... Hit 50.8 percent (96-189) from the field, 60.9 percent (42-69) at the line ... Led or tied for team high in scoring two games, rebounds 21 times, steals once and blocked shots 10 times ... Scored in double digits in nine games ... Double-digit rebounds in nine games ... Blocked a shot in 17 games ... Season highs: 16 points vs. Syracuse, 3/8; 15 rebounds at Duke, 1/21; three assists at Virginia Tech, 2/27; two steals twice; three blocked shots vs. Rutgers, 11/30; 38 minutes at Virginia, 2/20 ... One of three Miami players to start all 18 ACC games ... In ACC play averaged 7.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.6 steals in 31.1 minutes ... In ACC play totaled 128 points, 132 rebounds, 13 blocks, nine assists and 10 steals in 560 minutes ... Connected on 56.3 percent (54-96) from the field and 58.8 percent (20-34) at the line ... In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 10.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 assists in 30.5 minutes per game ... Shot 8-19 from the field and 5-6 at the line ... In one NCAA Tournament game, had one point, two rebounds, one assist, and one block in 26 minutes ... Was 0-6 from the field and 1-2 at the line.

As a Redshirt Junior at Miami (2015-16)
Murphy 2015-16 game-by-game stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Started 28 of 32 games played ... One double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds vs. Buffalo 3/17 in NCAA Tournament ... Averaged 5.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 0.9 blocks in 24.9 minutes per game ... Totaled 180 points, 191 rebounds, 30 blocks in 797 minutes ... Hit 51.0 percent (78-153) from the field, 55.8 percent (24-43) at the line ... Led or tied for team high in rebounds nine games, steals twice and blocked shots in 12 games ... Scored in double digits six games ... Double-digit rebounds four times ... Blocked a shot in 19 games, including a stretch of eight straight games ... Multiple blocks eight outings ... Season highs: 11 points three times, last vs. Buffalo 3/17; 13 rebounds vs. Buffalo 3/17; 2 assists vs. Wake Forest 1/23; 2 steals vs. Wichita State 3/19; 4 blocked shots vs. Buffalo 3/17; 36 minutes vs. Wichita State 3/19 ... In ACC play averaged 5.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 0.6 blocks in 24.3 minutes per game ... In ACC play totaled 90 points, 109 rebounds and 11 blocks in 438 minutes ... Connected on 46.3 percent (38-82) from the field and 56.0 percent (14-25) at the line ... In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game ... Shot 5-9 from the field and 1-2 at the line ... In three NCAA Tournament games averaged 7.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in 32.7 minutes per game ... Hit 9-13 from the field and 3-6 at the line.

As a Junior (2014-15) at Miami
Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules. 

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 NC 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.

Prior to Miami
Ranked No. 10 on HoopScoop.com’s list of top fifth-year players in 2012 ... Spent post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and was starting forward ... Averaged 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 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.com ... 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 Kamari Michael Murphy on Dec. 14, 1993 ... Son of Michael Murphy and Kemel and Kaheem Draper ... Second oldest of six boys: Jacori, Kusamae, Maalik, Mikwan and Kieron ... Graduated in May 2016 with B.A. in sociology and minor in communications, now pursuing second degree ... Started playing basketball at age four ... Enjoys swimming, playing volleyball and football, and playing video games in his spare time.


Kamari Murphy
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
12-13 33 15 596 18.1 53 115 .461 2 4 .500 18 35 .514 52 78 130 3.9 73 2 21 35 20 8 126 3.8
13-14 33 21 855 25.9 82 153 .536 0 0 .000 36 63 .571 63 144 207 6.3 113 10 23 38 41 17 200 6.1
15-16 32 28 797 24.9 78 153 .510 0 7 .000 24 43 .558  47 144 191 6.0 68 2 16 26 30 13 180 5.6
16-17 33 33 971 29.4 96 189 .508 0 1 .000 42 69 .609 79 162 241 7.3 78 2 19 50 23 13 234 7.1
TOT 131 97 3,219 24.6 309 610 .507 2 12 .167 120 210 .571 241 528 769 5.9 332 16 79 149 114 51 740 5.7
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