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N.J. forward to wait to sign

Burlington (N.J.) APEX Academies forward Khalil Murphy won't be signing any paperwork in November. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward has decided to wait until the spring before he scribbles his name on a National Letter of Intent.
Murphy said he hopes to have a big senior season in order to up his offer list and welcome in more high-major schools. To date, Murphy says he has offers from Fordham, St. Bonaventure, Iona, Rice, Drexel and Rider. Murphy added Indiana, Michigan and Virginia Tech said they will keep tabs on him as the season plays out.
"All of the schools that have offered me, I'm still going to consider, of course. I guess you could say I have high interest in them," Murphy said. "I am trying to get out to these schools and visit them. I've been working a lot so I haven't had a chance to visit anyone.
"I want to go somewhere that I can fit into their system and go somewhere that they will push me to where I need to be as a player and be the best I can be and work hard every day."
With the season coming up, Murphy said he's focused only on one thing.
"Right now, I'm still focusing on getting better," Murphy said. "I want to become a better finisher. I've been able to get to the basket a lot better than I have before so I want to finish more above the rim."
Waiting to sign, Murphy says, is a gamble he hopes will pay off in the end.
"I think that's what I'm going to do," Murphy said. "Because all I'm focused on right now is getting better, I think waiting will open the door up for more schools."