21 - George Murphy
George Murphy
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Lamar HS
Position: Guard
2007-08
Freshman George Murphy is a possibility to redshirt his first season at UCSB...If he does not sit out the season, Murphy will play a reserve role on the wing...A good perimeter shooter, he is also one of the more hard-nosed players on the team.

High School
Murphy attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas...Averaged 18.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots per game...Named Second Team All-District 21 5-A...He shot 56.3% from the field overall and 46% from outside the three-point line...Hit 89% of his free throws...Scored a career-high 41 points against Sam Houston HS...Produced personal-bests of 18 rebounds and five assists against Bellaire HS...Made eight three-point baskets in his 41-point game against Sam Houston HS...As a junior Murphy averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds per game and as a sophomore he chipped in 4 points and 2 rebounds per outing...In his sophomore season, Lamar won the District 21 5-A championship and ultimately lost a double-overtime game to eventual state champion Kingwood HS in the state tournament...Finished second in the Sprite/NBA All-Star Game Three-point Shootout as a junior...Coached by Dennis Gillespie.

Personal
George Murphy, III was born November 1, 1988 in Houston, Texas...The son of George and Sabrine Murphy...Also competed in football, baseball, swimming and soccer as a high school athlete...Helped lead Lamar High to a state championship in soccer...Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy are his favorite authors...Favorite novel is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry...Roots for the Boston Red Sox and his favorite athlete is Manny Ramirez...His most memorable moment was playing in, and finishing as the runner-up, at the Pony League World Series when he was a 14-year old...Murphy plays the guitar as a hobby...Dumb and Dumber is his favorite movie...Enjoys watching SportsCenter and King of Queens...In addition to competing in multiple sports with sometimes overlapping seasons, Murphy found time for Lamar High's Mock Trial Team and he was named the city's Most Outstanding Advocate...Hopes to major in history and aspires to become an attorney.

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