MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - One of the greatest players in University of Minnesota history will be at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday to play in a college All-Star Game.
Gophers’ senior Jordan Murphy was selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game, which will be held after Friday’s open practices at U.S. Bank Stadium. Murphy finished his Gophers career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,307 and second in the Big Ten.
Murphy also finished second in program history in scoring with 1,802 points. He was named First Team All-Big Ten after the regular season. He led the league and was second in the nation with 21 double-doubles.
He’ll be on the Division I West All Stars team, and the game is set for 2:30 p.m. Murphy is also participating in the 3-on-3 tournament at the Mall of America. He'll be on the team representing the Big Ten and will be joined by Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, Indiana's Juwan Morgan and Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. It's a three-day tournament with 32 teams competing for a $150,000 prize pool.
Murphy played just four minutes in Minnesota's loss to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament after fighting back spasms in the final minutes of the Gophers' first-round win over Louisville. He went to the bench at the first media timeout in the first half, and didn't return. He missed his only shot from the field.