Live with Lind: Sophomore forward Montavious Murphy talks summer progress

Freshman forward Montavious Murphy looks across the court for an open play during the men's basketball game against Oklahoma in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 29, 2020. The Wildcats took the Sooners 61-53. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

Editor’s note: This transcription is from the Live with Lind Instagram series. This week, sports editor Andrew Lind interviewed men’s basketball’s sophomore forward Montavious Murphy. Check out the entire video on the K-State Collegian Instagram page, under IGTV videos.

Andrew Lind, Collegian sports editor: “What are you doing to better your game this summer?”

Montavious Murphy, sophomore forward: “Main thing I’m doing is trying to maintain being healthy. Trying to put more weight on, maintain a physical aspect. And just being able to move, I am just trying to get faster and I think I have gotten most fast. I think that would really help me for the position I play, the four, and the different type of position I play. Being able to beat people off the dribble. So the main thing for me is getting healthy, getting my speed up to par, and getting ready.”

Lind: “If the coaching staff had a one-on-one tournament who would win?”

Murphy: “Wow…Coach Weber does this thing at the free throw line and it’s unbelievable and he can’t miss, he just shoots, and he doesn’t miss,” Murphy said. I am going to have to take coach Weber on that one.”

Lind: “What is your favorite Big 12 arena to travel to?”

Murphy: “We have had a lot of great places we’ve gone,” Murphy said. “Last year, West Virginia was a nice trip, just because it was on their main campus, it was kind of cool. I like their set-up. We walked down a tunnel, and it was so deep into the ground. I said I thought we were playing underground, and I got into the arena and I was like ‘Oh my God, it’s huge.'”