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Arizona contacts Rice transfer Trey Murphy, a 3-point marksman

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The Arizona Wildcats have targeted a ton of transfers this offseason, and a lot of them have one thing in common: they can shoot the heck out the ball.

Rice wing Trey Murphy III is their latest target, and he certainly fits that bill. The 6-foot-8 sophomore averaged 13.7 points with the Owls this season, shooting 37 percent from 3.

Murphy hoisted 204 3-pointers, more than seven per game. He also averaged 5.5 boards per game, starting in 23 of the 29 games in which he appeared.

As a freshman in 2018-19, Murphy shot 42.1 percent from 3.

Other schools interested in Murphy, per RIvals’ Corey Evans, include Arkansas ,Arizona State, Cincinnati, DePaul, Iowa State, Stanford, Texas, Wichita State, and Xavier, though several others are expected to inquire.

Murphy will have to sit out the 2020-21 season before having two years of eligibility at his new school.