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Johnny Furphy - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Johnny Furphy

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

A small forward who joined the team in August 2023 … Comes to Kansas from Melbourne, Australia … Known for his length, athleticism and ability to knock down threes … Has also been described as a player that attacks the basket and finishes above the rim.

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

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.

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.