The July evaluation period serves as a proving ground for the nation's top prep basketball players. Testing your wares against the nation's best sometimes can raise your stock greatly.
Kamari Murphy took advantage of that setup in July.
"(It) went very well for me, I believe," the 6-foot-8, 200-pounder Brooklyn native said in an email interview. "I've stepped up big time against big schools, so a lot of coaches should have noticed this."
Reports surfaced recently that Iowa offered Murphy. He claimed that was a false report.
Some of the confusion might be because Murphy plans to re-classify into the 2012 class. He'll likely end up at prep school.
"I'm an all-around player," Murphy said. "My strengths are rebounding and blocking shots; also running the floor and finishing. I believe I need to work on my passing ability."
Murphy said that Iowa State is recruiting him harder than any school right now. He stated that distance from home will not factor into his college decision.
Asked again about where Iowa stands with him, Murphy said: "I don't know about Iowa yet."