Many prospects in the state of Arizona seem to be hot as of late, but, here we go again - very few prospects in the state, at any class, have seen their recruiting stock take off more this summer than Arcadia High School's 6-foot-4 sharp-shooting guard prospect Carter Murphy. Murphy is one of the best shooters of the basketball around, and, as a result, has seen his recruiting interest pick up at a rate seldom seen for a rising senior prospect.
The past year has been a rocky one for Murphy though, as he left Arcadia High School after his junior season to attend CGM Prep Academy. But Murphy's stint as a player for CGM Prep would not last long as the program would get shut down in the second semester of the school year. At the end of the junior season for Murphy, he would decide to return for his senior season back to Arcadia, where he will now pick up his final senior season.
The year of individual skill development and increased competition while partially playing for CGM Prep, has really raised Murphy's game to another level. He displayed his shooting prowess and mental toughness this spring and summer while playing for and leading his club program, Alvin Gentry Elite. While playing for the team and terrific head coach Amp Lee, Murphy absolutely flourished.
Last week, while participating in Las Vegas' Fab 48 event, Murphy showed his best in a big win by his team, where he shot the ball lights out in front of a large number of coaches. As a result, Murphy earned several division-I offers, and could be receiving an ACC offer very soon.
Currently, Murphy has received offers from South Dakota, Hartford, Northern Arizona, Army West Point and Air Force. He was really liked last week by such schools as Boston College and Georgia Tech, and he could be receiving a scholarship offer from Boston College this week - in what would be a huge offer for him. Only time will tell which direction Murphy will go with his college recruitment, but a big ACC offer will be hard to pass up, especially from such an academic program.
Murphy is an amazing student-athlete, his true best asset, as he possesses a 4.5 CUM GPA with honors. He will be an excellent fit for any college program in the country, as a result of his academic performance and his ability to flat out shoot the basketball with precision. Murphy is a specialist as a shooter, and, because of his size at 6-foot-4 and his ability to shoot the basketball with a high, quick release, he can play anywhere that needs shooting. As a result, he has seen his college recruitment skyrocket.
I will be keeping a close eye on Murphy's college recruitment, especially this week, as he could see a high-major division-I offer for himself. I will bring you any recruiting updates as they develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Murphy is an extremely skilled guard prospect with good size and length. He has a strong frame for his size and is a no-nonsense performer that is a serious competitor that always wears his game face. He is an excellent shooter of the basketball with unlimited range on his shot and a quick release. He is among the best pure shooters of the basketball in America, and will improve a team's ability to make shots immediately. He loves the three-point shot, but also has a solid mid-range game as well, and is capable of making plays inside the arc for himself and others. He is a good ball handler and passer, and can see time at the point position when needed, but only in certain situations. He is an active defender that uses his hands to deflect passes. Has good lateral quickness. Fundamentally sound. A good rebounder with good size. Will only continue to improve as he adds some more strength and size to his thin frame. An excellent sleeper prospect.