Florida Tech Basketball’s Derek Murphy Named to All-Sunshine State Conference Team

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Murphy was SSC's scoring champion this season with 23.1 points per game

The Sunshine State Conference announced its 2018-19 All-SSC Teams on Thursday and Florida Tech’s Derek Murphy received second team honors. This is Murphy’s first time receiving All-SSC honors. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Sunshine State Conference announced its 2018-19 All-SSC Teams on Thursday and Florida Tech’s Derek Murphy received second team honors. This is Murphy’s first time receiving All-SSC honors.

A redshirt-junior, Murphy was the SSC’s scoring champion this season at 23.1 points per game, ahead of league Player of the Year, Jonathan Lawton (22.9) of Florida Southern.

Murphy boasted an average shooting percentage of .429 and scored in double-figures all 28 games this season, including a season-high 40 points against Rollins on Feb. 27.

The Detroit, Michigan product ranked third in the league in rebounding per game (8.2) and was second in total defensive boards (160).

Murphy finished first in the league in minutes per game (36.8) and 15th in steals per game (1.4). He recorded 10 double-doubles this season.

Murphy boasted an average shooting percentage of .429 and scored in double-figures all 28 games this season, including a season-high 40 points against Rollins on Feb. 27. (Florida Tech image)

He garnered SSC weekly honors twice this season. Murphy earned defensive player of the week laurels on Nov. 26 and player of the week honors on Jan. 7.

The All-SSC teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches. A full breakdown of the 2018-19 All-SSC Men’s Basketball Teams can be found below:

Player of the Year = Jonathan Lawton, Florida Southern
Defensive Player of the Year = Marco Downer, Tampa
Newcomer of the Year = Mark Matthews, Nova Southeastern
Freshman of the Year = Marco Downer, Tampa
Coach of the Year = Jim Crutchfield, Nova Southeastern

2018-19 ALL-SSC Men’s Basketball Honors

2018-19 ALL-SSC First Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Jonathan Lawton*† Florida Southern Sr. Williamstown, New Jersey
G David Dennis*†# Nova Southeastern Sr. Canal Winchester, Ohio
F Mark Matthews Nova Southeastern Jr. Bonita Springs, Florida
G Mike Baez Lynn Sr. Charlotte, North Carolina
G Drushaun McLaurn*^$ Eckerd Sr. Jacksonville, Florida
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2018-19 ALL-SSC Second Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
F Nashad Mackey~ Embry-Riddle Sr. Nassau, Bahamas
F Daniel Mortensen@ Barry Sr. Islev, Denmark
G Kyran McClure Saint Leo Jr. Concord, North Carolina
G Brett Hanson~ Florida Southern Jr. Manchester, New Hampshire
F Derek Murphy Florida Tech Jr. Detroit, Michigan
 –
2018-19 ALL-SSC  Honorable Mention
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Jamal Palmer Lynn Sr. Delray Beach, Florida
 –
2018-19 ALL-SSC Newcomer Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
F Mark Matthews Nova Southeastern Jr. Bonita Springs, Florida
G Darius Moore Lynn Jr. Brown Summit, North Carolina
G Mikkel Kolstad Nova Southeastern Jr. Bergen, Norway
F Tylan Birts Barry Jr. Florida City, Florida
G Alston Jones Embry-Riddle Sr. Kansas City, Missouri
* = 2017-18 First Team
~ = 2017-18 Second Team
# = 2017-18 Newcomer of the Year
† = 2017-18 Newcomer Team
^ = 2016-17 First Team
@ = 2016-17 Newcomer Team
$ = 2015-16 Newcomer Team
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