Over the last decade, coaches Craig Carlton and Mike Murphy have an unsurpassed record when it comes to wins and losses in select basketball tournaments. But what matters more to the two men is positioning young men for success on the court and off of it.
On that front, they can point to many, many successes. Topping the list are Jordon Murphy and Rashard Odomes.
The accolades of Murphy, who just completed his sophomore year at the University of Minnesota, reads as follows:
· All-Big Ten Third Team and Associated Press All-Big Ten Second Team
· Led the team and ranked fourth in the Big Ten in rebounds (300)
· Posted 12 double-doubles, second in the conference, and scored double figures 21 times
· Ranked third on the team in scoring (11.3 ppg) and second in blocks (36)
Odomes, who finished his sophomore year at the University of Oklahoma, also had spectacular results this year as he:
· Was one of three Sooners to average double-digit offense
· Posted 10.1 points per game en route to finishing with the roster’s second-highest scoring total (302)
· Recorded the most minutes on the team
· Ranked second and third with 55 assists and 31 steals, respectively
But the story doesn’t end there. Also, making great strides at the Division I level are Chase Carlton (Texas A&M). CJ Bobbitt (Denver University), and Roderick Taylor (University of Louisiana-Monroe), as well as Josh an Cameron Delaney (Sam Houston State).