Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Signs Trey Murphy

Nov. 8, 2017

By: Tim Andrzejewski (

HOUSTON — Rice men's basketball coach Scott Pera has announced the signing of Trey Murphy (Cary, N.C.) to a national letter of intent for the 2018-19 school year, Pera announced Wednesday morning.

Murphy, a 6-4 guard, averaged 22.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 2.8 APG while connecting on 54% from the floor, 47% from three and 93% from the free throw line. His performance earned him Triangle Independent School Athletic Conference (TISAC) All-Conference. For his high school career, Murphy averaged 22 points while shooting 53% from the floor, 45% from three and 93% from the charity stripe. He is also the school leader in field goals made, three-pointers made and free throws made.

"This morning I am announcing the signing of Trey Murphy," said Pera. "Trey is a high character young man that will be a great addition to the Rice community both on and off the floor. As a player, Trey is an elite shooter. He has really improved his overall game as well and will look to put up a lot of points during his career at Rice. Trey is a true gym rat that loves to work on his game. He is a tremendous student as well and fits exactly what we are looking for in a student-athlete as we continue to build our program."

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