And with the Sixers’ season ending in truly catastrophic fashion, it’s now time to #pivottodraftszn, and today it starts with a look at Virginia’s Trey Murphy III.
Who is Trey Murphy?
After starring for his first two seasons at Rice, 6’9″ forward Trey Murphy III transferred to ACC powerhouse Virginia for the 2020-21 season.
Beyond basically never shooting said swirling movement threes, Murphy is a fairly upright player in almost all facets of his game, particularly on his drives. The crossovers result in what is still a very tough shot rather than an easier look at the rim during which Murphy has created a power play for the offense with a blow-by.
See in the next two clips just how much that added size can help, as in the first play he plays a near 2-on-1 well by jumping back at the right time, and in the second play he’s able to nab a steal playing the free safety role on the weak side.