Thursday, October 29, 2009

Murphy staying true to team

Jacksonville State junior guard Nick Murphy is a Yankees fan and he's not giving up on his team after one loss in the World Series.

Murphy grew up in the Bronx, about 10 minutes from Yankee Stadium. While he might have been saddened by the Yankees' 6-1 loss to the Phillies in Game One of the World Series Wednesday, he remains confident the Bombers will prevail.

"The Yankees are going to win," he said Thursday, about five hours prior to Game Two. "Yesterday was a little mishap."

He may like Alex Rodriguez, but he claims shortstop Derek Jeter as his favorite player.

"He's been there for the longest," Murphy said.

Murphy averaged 10.0 points and a team-leading 5.3 rebounds last season.

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