Tipoff Countdown: Rob Murphy

Oct. 27, 2012

No. 15 All-Time

Other Tennessee basketball players who wore No. 15:

Byrd, Bill1948-49
Pitts, Rex1953/td>
Thompson, Herman1954-57
Martin, John1960-62
Smith, David1974
Parton, Ralph1977-80
Taylor, Ron1989-90
Wharton, Brandon1996-99
Wilborn, Elgrace2002-03
Howell, Jordan2005-08
Murphy, Rob2011-Present

Countdown Schedule

10/26Brandon LopezStory
10/27Rob MurphyStory
10/28Derek ReeseStory
10/29Armani MooreStory
10/30Quinton ChievousStory
10/31Jarnell StokesStory
11/1Yemi MakanjuolaStory
11/2Josh RichardsonStory
11/3D'Montre EdwardsStory
11/4Jordan McRaeStory
11/5Trae GoldenStory
11/6Dwight MillerStory
11/7Kenny HallStory
11/8Skylar McBeeStory
11/9Jeronne MaymonStory

Coach's Evaluation:

"Rob Murphy has a physical frame and the ability to stretch a defense with his jump shot. He brings his hard hat every day. Rob has been a great asset to our program because he forces our frontcourt guys to compete at a high level. On days when other guys want to go through the motions, Rob will expose them in practice. He's been a great teammate on and off of the floor."

Echoes of the Past:

David Cockrill (1977)

David Cockrill (1977)
"It takes a physically and mentally tough individual to compete every day in practice with Tennessee's big men. Rob Murphy fills this role very nicely. He isn't afraid to mix it up with the bigs, and he isn't afraid to offer suggestions based on his experience as a college player. One very important factor is that he has to be able to compete in practice - and Rob can definitely compete. He reminds me of one of my former teammates, and successful Knoxville architect, David Cockrill. Dave went toe-to-toe with Reggie Johnson, Howard Wood and Bernard King every day and always gave them all they wanted. Rob Murphy is doing the same thing with Jeronne Maymon, Jarnell Stokes, Kenny Hall and Yemi Makanjuola."

- Bert Bertelkamp
Vol Network Radio Analyst
UT point guard, 1977-80





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