Fisher Focus with Kyle Murphy
Name: Kyle Murphy
Sport: Men's Basketball
Year of Graduation: 2014
Major: Bussiness Adminstration
Hometown/High School: Orlando, FL/ Lake Howell HS
Why did you pick Fisher College?
I chose Fisher College due to the fact that I knew I wanted to play college basketball. When Coach Lindberg gave me the opportunity to be a part of his team and program I knew I had to accept. Fisher's basketball team has made many strides and accomplished many goals throughout its years and I knew I wanted to be part of it. After visiting Fisher for the first time I met great people and had a great experience. Fisher was across the country from my hometown and that made it even more exciting for me to be able to get a fresh start in a new city and one of the greatest cities for college students.
What is it like to be a Student-Athlete on Campus?
Being a student athlete on campus is a great experience. When going to a school that has fewer students than your high school did, it makes it easy to interact among other students. Being one of the 15 basketball players on campus everyone gets to know you by being one of the "basketball players" and I love the fact that I can wear that title and represent my team.
During your time as a member of the Men's Basketball Program what has been your most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment while a member of the basketball team was during my freshmen year when our team won the conference tournament and made it to the NAIA National tournament. Cutting down the nets for the first time was a moment like no other. Seeing all of my teammates, and new best friends, so happy with smiles and tears of joy just made the whole experience worthwhile. I will never forget hugging Ryan Henry (Jerz) when the buzzer went off and we had won by one point. Being able to be a part of that team will be something I will remember for the rest of my life.
What have you been doing this summer in preparation for the upcoming season?
Since getting back to Florida this summer my days have consisted of workouts in the morning where I do our program's lifting program, which usually goes for up to two hours. After eating a good meal I usually shoot on the gun at Hot Shots training facility and try to get up somewhere between 500 to 700 shots before heading home for the day. The motto for me this summer is "no days off".
Every Tuesday and Thursday I also train at Orlando Hoops, which is an invite only Training Session made up of many local college and pro players. I also play pickup at Rollins College (NCAA D2), where invitation only games are played with the Rollins players and also other local college players, as well as NBA players who live in the area.
How has your game improved from year to year while playing at Fisher?
My game has improved drastically while playing at Fisher College due to the fact that I am getting to play with other college student athletes all around the country. Coach Lindberg has been a mentor to me on and off the court. The insight he gives me helps me be a better point guard and also to be a leader on and off the court. I have learned so much about the game due to the experience of being in game time situations. With only two years left there is still so much more to learn and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to finish it out at Fisher College.
What are your goals for the 2012-2013 season?
The biggest goal in my mind and I can speak for my teammates is to win an independent national championship and win an NAIA national tournament championship. My goal is to get better every day until the upcoming season arrives and it's time to put all this hard work into action.