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Johnny Furphy - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks
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Johnny Furphy

Position Guard
Height 6'9"
Weight 202 lbs.
Hometown Melbourne, Australia
High School Centre of Excellence
Class Freshman

OVERVIEW
Declared for the 2024 NBA Draft following the 2023-24 season … A 2024 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Big 12 All-Freshman team honoree … Led Kansas with 44 three-point field goals, which ranks 11th on the Kansas Freshman list … His 125 attempted threes are 11th on the KU Freshman list.

2023-24 (FRESHMAN)
An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and All-Big 12 Freshman selection by the league coaches … Led Kansas in three-point field goals with 44 made and 125 attempted, with both ranking 11th on the Kansas Freshman list … Started 19 games including 18 of the final 19 contests only missing Senior Night … Was fourth on the team with a 9.0 scoring average and third with a 4.9 rebound average … Had 14 games of 10 points or more … Made three-plus threes seven times, including four-straight games in Big 12 play … Posted one double-double with career highs in points (25) and rebounds (11) versus Cincinnati (1/22) … Had seven games with multiple steals, including a career-high six against Baylor (2/10).

CAREER HONORS
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention [2024]
Big 12 All-Freshman Team [2024]
Preseason Julius Erving Award Watch List [2024]

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for Centre of Excellence (CoE) – Basketball Australia’s development program hosted at the Australian Institute of Sport alongside NBA Global Academy … Reclassified for the 2023 class and garnered attention when he participated in various NBA Academy events in the United States, including the NBA Academy Games in Atlanta in early July 2023 … The NBA Global Academy has produced recent Australian NBA Draft first round picks Dyson Daniels and Josh Giddey … Playing for CoE, averaged 14.3 points and was 22-for-56 (39.3 percent) from three-point range, to go along with 5.6 rebounds in 12 games played in 2023 … Playing for Victoria at the 2023 Australia-U20 Championship, Furphy averaged 13.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in six games and made 38.5 percent of his three-point field goals, going 21-for-33 from beyond the arc.

PERSONAL
Born in Melbourne, Australia … Parents are Richard Furphy and Liza Alpers … Has two older siblings, a brother Joe Furphy and a sister Holly Furphy … Joe recently signed a professional contract to play Australian Football … Holly is a sophomore soccer player at Santa Clara … His father, Richard, played Australian Football professionally and his mother was a diver and competed at the national level … Played Australian Football throughout high school and it was his Plan B is basketball did not work out … Also, played cricket while in high school … Undecided on a major.