Pitt junior guard Ryan Murphy has been cleared to play and is expected to return to the Panthers’ lineup on Wednesday after missing three games with a concussion, Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned. Murphy warmed up pregame without any apparent difficulty.
Murphy suffered the concussion in practice and missed Pitt’s games against Miami, at Notre Dame and against Georgia Tech on Saturday, when head coach Jeff Capel classified him as a game-time decision.
The Panthers went 2-1 without Murphy in the lineup despite the absence of one of their best 3-point shooting threats.
Murphy has shot 35.5% from 3-point range this season to lead the Panthers. He’s also Pitt’s most prolific 3-point shooter, putting up 110 attempts from behind the arc.
In 21 games, Murphy has made 12 starts and averages 30.4 minutes per game played. His 10.1 points per game average is fourth on the Panthers and he also averages 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
A Calabasas, California native, Murphy transferred to Pitt from New Mexico Junior College before the 2019-20 season.