Prospect Spotlight: Jaedon Murphy (2020)
The state’s top-ranked 4A squad, North Polk is loaded with high-level talent, among it is 5-foot-10 forward Jaedon Murphy. The junior hooper is a big reason why the Comets have racked up eight straight wins after a season-opening loss to…
The state’s top-ranked 4A squad, North Polk is loaded with high-level talent, among it is 5-foot-10 forward Jaedon Murphy.
The junior hooper is a big reason why the Comets have racked up eight straight wins after a season-opening loss to one of 5A’s best Johnston. It’s her size and versatility that’s made her such a dynamic threat.
“We run a lot of five-out and just focus on driving it to the basket, so, I think that’s probably one of my strengths,” said Murphy. “I can shoot it, but I continue to work on that so I can improve every day; and just as a wing, I’m looking to improve my passing.”
In the spring and summer, with Kingdom Hoops, Murphy says she plays more of a wing role, with the Comets, she’s the tallest player, so she excels as a wing and a post. Through nine games, Murphy is averaging 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and is enjoying her leadership role.
A state title is certainly within reach for the Comets, Murphy and her teammates know that.
“We decided that this year, we have a chance at winning the state title. We’ve all just been working really hard, especially during the summer,” said Murphy. “We’re really looking forward to the rest of this year, and what’s to come.”
When her junior season is over, Murphy will head into an important 17U offseason. It’ll be especially eventful recruitment-wise. Right now, it’s a wide-range of schools that are interested in Murphy.
“I just kind of started the process of looking and exploring colleges. I’ve been on visits to DePauw in Indiana and then I went to North Dakota State a few weekends ago. And I’ve also been talking to Wartburg a little bit, so that’s high on my list also,” said Murphy.
“I’m just keeping my options open and continuing to try and find the right fit. It’s more so how I like the culture of the team and the school. And I want to play at a competitive level, no matter what division it is.”