Class of 2009 forward Erik Murphy was the object of attention for a number of high-major coaches over the weekend at the Pitt Jam Fest. The 6-foot-8 big man from St. Mark's High School in Southborough, Mass., didn't disappoint either.
Murphy, one of the top prospects in the Northeast, played a fundamentally sound game inside the post and showed off a great knack for scoring buckets at the rim. Murphy, the son of former Boston College star Jay Murphy, played like a guy that has been around the game his entire life and understands the power forward position. He and fellow big man Andrew Van Nest worked the high-low game nicely and fed off of each other's skill set.
Certainly not in a rush to make any kind of move on the recruiting front, Murphy will have plenty of options to choose from when his time does come.
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Boston College was the first to offer the rising junior, he said, while Marquette and Virginia have recently presented scholarship offers as well. Notre Dame stopped by his school last week to see him while Georgetown is the next program to drop by for a visit. Florida, Connecticut and Villanova all watched him closely at the Pitt Jam Fest.
Murphy said he has tentative plans to visit Georgetown later in the month
Murphy and his New England Playaz AAU team will travel to the King James Shooting Stars Classic in Akron, Ohio this weekend.