Rob  Murphy

15Rob Murphy

RS Senior

Brentwood, Tenn.

High School:
Brentwood Academy

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 233



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2012-13 - SENIOR
  • Received his degree in Logistics in May of 2013.
  • Named to the 2012-13 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
  • Appeared in five career games as a Vol.
  • Saw his first career SEC action with two minutes played in UT's historic 30-point win over No. 25 Kentucky (2/16/13).
  • Made his season debut late in the Vols' home win over Oakland (11/26/12).
  • Suffered a broken nose during practice on Oct. 31 and had surgery the following day.
2011-12 - JUNIOR
  • Earned a spot on the 2011-12 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
  • Appeared in three games.
  • Scored his first point as a Vol on a free throw in UT's win over The Citadel (12/29/11) and also recorded one rebound and a steal against the Bulldogs.
  • Played three minutes in the win over Chaminade at the Maui Invitational (11/23/11).
  • Made his Tennessee debut late in the season-opener vs. UNC Greensboro (11/11/11).
2010-11 - REDSHIRT
  • Redshirted during the 2010-11 season while sitting out due to NCAA requirements for transfer student-athletes.
  • Was a member of the Vols' scout team but could not dress for games.
  • Was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Played in four games, averaging 2.0 points per game but left the team shortly before the conclusion of the regular season.
  • Was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Saw action in nine games, averaging 2.7 points.
  • Totaled 15 points and six rebounds against Oakland City University in his first college game.
  • The Bisons finished the season with a 17-14 (12-8 A-Sun) record.
  • Graduated from Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tenn., where he was coached by Lyle Husband.
  • Averaged 15 points and nine rebounds as a senior while earning All-Region honors.
  • The Eagles captured back-to-back state championships during his freshman (2005) and sophomore (2006) seasons.
  • In 2006, the Eagles landed at No. 6 in USA Today's year-end national high school rankings.
  • Was a high school teammate of Jacob Stallings, son of Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings.
  • Also was a member of the track and field team, competing in the discus, shot put and high jump.
  • Graduated with a 4.37 cumulative GPA, garnered National Merit Scholar status and also won the Harvard Book Award.
  • Was selected by his classmates to be the male speaker at graduation.
  • Other notable Brentwood Academy basketball alums include current Dallas Mavericks standout Brandan Wright and former Vols guard Josh Bone (2010-11).
  • Born Feb. 9, 1990, in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Full name is John Robin Murphy Jr.
  • Son of John and Beth Murphy
  • Academic major: Logistics.


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