Kansas State jumpstarted the 2019-2020 season with a four-game winning streak in which true freshman forward and Tomball Concordia Lutheran graduate Montavious Murphy saw his first taste of collegiate action prior to suffering a knee injury.
Since arriving in Manhattan, the 6-foot-9-inch, 215-pound Murphy has proved to be a rebounding machine. He collected 14 total boards through the Wildcats’ first three games, grabbing season-highs of six against both North Dakota State and UNLV.
Murphy, however, did not play in the 62-51 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 19. The Mercury reported that he is “day to day.”
During his prep career, the business administration major was among the top power forward prospects in the country and was considered the top player in the Houston area. He scored more than 1,500 career points to go with more than 900 rebounds, 230 assists, 123 steals and 150 blocks, according to his athlete bio.