Murphy Headed To 2012 Class

Kamari Murphy is making the switch. He'll leave the 2011 class and head to the 2012 group to work on getting stronger.

Often times prospects reclassify to improve their grades. But Kamari Murphy, of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln, is switching from the 2011 to 2012 class to get stronger and develop his body.

According to Murphy's travel team coach Dana Dingle, of the Long Island Lightning, he's also young for his grade.

"He just wants to get more physical and he's only 16," Dingle told "He's always played with the 2012 kids."

"Physically, mentally and emotionally he's not ready," he added. "Basketball he's got offers in 2011, but physically he wants to be to the point where physically he's ready to play as a freshman."

Murphy has plenty of colleges showing interest. Among the most involved are St. John's, Rutgers, West Virginia, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Virginia Tech, Iowa, Iowa State, Virginia and Villanova.

Murphy, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward, is currently rated as a three-star prospect.

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