Player: Collin Murray-Boyles
Class: Freshman
Height: 6’7
School: South Carolina

Season Stats: 9.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg, 60 percent shooting

The Gamecocks have been making a TON of noise this season, as they bring a balanced attack overall and have been getting it done on both ends. Though this is a team that has experience in areas, a young freshman has been helping out big time for South Carolina this year, as Collin Murray-Boyles has been playing at a high level.

Early on, he was getting some early minutes and experience, but those minutes have only increased over the season and now he has been racking up starts while also putting together strong performances. Since USC’s loss to Georgia, Murray-Boyles’ minutes have increased and he is taking advantage of it, scoring in double figures against Georgia, Ole Miss, and having his best game on the season against Vanderbilt with 31 points. He backed that up in defeat against Auburn with 19 points and 7 rebounds.

Murray-Boyles is a strong, 6’7, fluid forward who has a frame to battle and make plays in the paint but is one that also moves well to take opponents off the bounce and finish. Skilled prospect at his size but brings a certain physical game as well to the court. Versatile player with a strong feel early on, can stretch and make plays without the ball, and is showing his productivity around the basket.

Again, only a freshman, so South Carolina could be a tremendous piece to build around in the coming years.

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“Murray-Boyles has shown his ability to be a high-level post player. Boyles does all the little things right on both ends of the court. His footwork and touch around the rim make it extremely difficult to stop him near the rim. He possesses a great vision for a big, always knowing where the open man is. He takes care of the ball, making him a consistent and reliable threat on offense. The fundamentals continue on defense. He slides his feet well and lives on the glass. The sophomore postman has all the intangibles to compete at the next level.”

“He’s a long, smart, skilled wing/forward prospect with a well-rounded skillset and the necessary versatility to dominate a game. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will only make him tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Savage on Murray-Boyles: ‘I’ve had the privilege of watching Collin play all summer and fall with Upward Stars Columbia, and he had a breakout summer. On multiple occasions Colin would lead in scoring, taking full control of games. This weekend he had to take a lesser role being on such a talented team but still did all the little things to stand out. At a young age Collin has a mature demeanor about himself, plays hard and rises up to the challenges in front of him. He did a good job of rebounding, blocking shots and finishing around the rim. As Collin continues to work on his perimeter game, he will continue to be a top prospect in South Carolina’s Class of 2023.” – 2020 Top 80 Evaluation