Jazz announce signing of second-draft pick Kevin Murphy

Deseret News

Published: Friday, Sept. 14 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy (55) looks for help around Murray State's Jewuan Long in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, March 2, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.

Wade Payne, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed second-round draft pick Kevin Murphy. Terms of the deal were not released by team.

The 6-7, 185-pound guard out of Tennessee Tech was selected 47th overall by the Jazz in the 2012 NBA Draft. In five games (two starts) for the Jazz entry in the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League, Murphy averaged 8.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 23 minutes of action.

A native of Atlanta, Murphy amassed 2,019 points, 535 rebounds and 248 assists in four years at Tennessee Tech. During his senior season in 2011-12, he averaged 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 34.5 minutes.

Murphy, who ranks second all-time at Tennessee Tech in scoring, was twice named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) First Team (2011, 2012) as well as the OVC All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012). Following his freshman season, he was named to the 2009 OVC All-New Comer Team.

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