15 Facts About Erik Murphy


Erik Murphy was born on October 26,1990 and is a French-born Finnish-American professional basketball player for the Fukushima Firebonds of the Japanese B League.

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Erik Murphy accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2009 to 2013.

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Erik Murphy became the 49th Florida Gator to record 1,000 points in his collegiate career and was the only Gator to receive first-team all-conference accolades in 2013.

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Erik Murphy proceeded to become a regular in the starting lineup in his junior year, and was named to the All-SEC Tournament team in 2012 and 2013.

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Erik Murphy was selected with the 49th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2013 NBA draft.

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On November 6,2013, Erik Murphy made his NBA debut for the Bulls, playing one minute and not recording any stats.

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Erik Murphy scored a career-high 2 points on three occasions: December 10,2013 vs Milwaukee, December 28,2013 vs Dallas, and March 13,2014 vs Houston.

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On July 22,2014, Erik Murphy was traded, along with John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Carrick Felix, a 2015 second round draft pick and cash considerations.

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On November 1,2014, Erik Murphy was selected by the Austin Spurs with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA D-League draft.

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On February 11,2018, Erik Murphy signed with New Basket Brindisi of the Italian LBA, but didn't play for them.

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Erik Murphy signed a three month deal, with an option for the remainder of the season, with the Skyliners Frankfurt of the German Basketball Bundesliga on August 28,2018.

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Erik Murphy made his debut for the Finnish national team in August 2014 in a friendly match against Lithuania.

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Erik Murphy recorded nine points and five rebounds in his debut appearance.

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Erik Murphy later played in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup where Finland's campaign was ended at the group stages; Murphy averaged 6.

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Erik Murphy represented Finland again at EuroBasket 2015, helping his team advance out of the group stage.

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