Ben Murdock Athlete Profile

#24 Ben Murdock

Ben Murdock
Position: Guard Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 2006-2008 Hometown: Bountiful, UT Last School: Dixie State College

Personal

Parents are J. Blake and Julie Murdock ... has two brothers and seven sisters ... enjoys golfing in his spare time ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Honolulu, Hawai'i ... wife Mindy ... recruited by Weber State ... business major.

Before BYU

DIXIE STATE COLLEGE: Earned second-team All-Scenic West Athletic Conference and NJCAA Region 18 honors after averaging 11.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game ... started all 33 games for the Rebels, who went 21-12 overall and earned a third-place SWAC finish at 10-8 ... led his team in assists, three-pointers made (53), free-throw percentage (.836), steals (1.2), minutes (29.9) and assist/turnover ratio (2.1) while ranking second in scoring ... also led the league in free-throw efficiency and ranked ?????second in minutes, third in assists, fourth in assist/turnover ratio and seventh in steals ... recorded season highs of 28 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists ... led the team in scoring seven times, assists 16 times and steals 11 times ... helped the Rebels advance to the Region 18 Tournament finals, earning All-Tournament Team honors ... selected team captain and Most Valuable Player ... again coached by Jon Judkins, brother of BYU women's basketball head coach Jeff Judkins ... named to the Dean's List in 2005-06.
SNOW COLLEGE: Played in 32 games with 31 starts at Snow College, averaging 8.8 points (fourth on the team) and 3.3 rebounds per game ... shot .485 from the field ... led the team with 138 assists while averaging 4.3 apg and a 2.1 assist/turnover ratio ... ranked fourth in the Scenic West Athletic Conference in assists and fifth in assist/turnover ratio while helping the Badgers lead the SWAC in field-goal percentage, assists and assist/turnover ratio ... also ranked eighth in the league in steals per game (1.81) ... led the team in scoring twice and assists 14 times ... posted game-highs of 20 points and 9 assists ... helped the Badgers post a 25-7 overall record and a third-place finish in the SWAC with a 13-5 mark ... coached by Jon Judkins, brother of BYU women's basketball head coach Jeff Judkins ... named to the Dean's List in 2004-05.
BOUNTIFUL HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, football and soccer ... named second-team all-state as a senior while leading his team to the Region 5 Championship ... also named all-region in football and all-state in soccer ... received the Bountiful High Best All-Around Athlete award as a senior ... graduated with honors and received the Bountiful High Student-Athlete award.

Summary

A transfer from Dixie State College where he earned second-team All-Scenic West Athletic Conference and NJCAA Region 18 honors, Murdock played in 31 of 34 games in 2006-07 for BYUs Mountain West Conference Championship team before starting all 35 contests as a senior in 2007-08, helping the Cougars win a second straight MWC title. A good ballhandler who can drive the lane and create offensively with his quickness, he was 23rd in the nation with a 2.40 assist/turnover ratio as a senior while ranking third in the league with 3.6 assists per contest.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 13 at CSU (2008)
FG MADE: 5 at CSU (2008)
FG ATT: 9 at CSU (2008)
FG%: .556 (5-9) at CSU (2008)
3FG MADE: 2 vs. Pepperdine, LMU, at WF, CSU (2008), WOU (2007)
3FG ATT: 7 vs. Michigan St. (2008)
3FG%: 1.000 (2-2) vs. LMU (2008)
FT MADE: 4 at Boise St. (2008)
FT ATT: 4, six times, last at CSU (2008)
FT %: 1.000 (4-4) at Boise State (2008)
REB: 6 at Wyoming (2008)
ASSISTS: 10 at Portland (2008)
STEALS: 4 vs. Utah (2008)
BLOCKS: 1 vs. Michigan St., AFA, SDSU-MWC (2008)
MINUTES: 38 vs. Michigan St. (2008)
MURDOCK YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct
2006-07 31-0 225--7.3 12-33 .364 6-16 .375 15-22 .682
2007-08 35-35 950--27.1 39-117 .333 22-76 .289 36-50 .720
Total 66-35 1175--17.8 51-150 .340 28-92 .304 51-72 .708
Year Off-Def-Tot--Avg PF-FO A--Avg TO Blk Stl Pts--Avg
2006-07 7-17-24--0.8 33-1 32--1.1 15 0 9 45--1.5
2007-08 6-77-83--2.4 63-1 125--3.6 52 3 19 136--3.9
Total 13-94-107--1.6 96-2 157--2.4 67 3 28 181--2.7



2006-2007 | Junior Year

Played in 31 of 34 games, logging double-digit minutes nine times, on BYU's Mountain West Conference Championship team that posted a 25-9 overall record ... averaged 1.5 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 7.3 minutes per game ... had a 2.13 assist/turnover ratio ... averaged 1.7 assists per game in the last 12 contests ... played 2 minutes against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament ... tallied 1 rebound and 1 assist in 6 minutes at UNLV in the MWC Tournament Championship game ... notched 1 rebound and 1 assist in 9 minutes against Wyoming in the MWC Tournament semifinals ... posted 3 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in 11 minutes against TCU in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... tied his career highs with 3-for-4 shooting from the free-throw line ... dished out 3 assists and posted 1 steal in 10 minutes against Utah ... tallied a career-high 2 steals to go along with 1 assist in 9 minutes at then-No. 20 Air Force ... played 10 minutes at San Diego State, recording 2 assists and 1 rebound ... posted 3 points on 3-for-4 shooting from the free-throw line while adding 1 rebound in 4 minutes against Colorado State ... played 6 minutes against New Mexico, dishing out 2 assists ... contributed solid play in 9 minutes at TCU, going 2-for-3 from the field, both tying career highs, to score 5 points while adding 1 rebound and 1 assist ... tied his career high with 4 assists while making both of his shot attempts to score 4 points and post 1 rebound in 13 minutes at Wyoming ... dished out a career-high 4 assists against then-No. 25 UNLV while adding 3 rebounds, tying his career high, 2 assists and 1 steal in 12 minutes ... contributed 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal in 4 minutes at Utah ... played 6 minutes against then-No. 13 Air Force, recording 1 rebound and 1 steal ... played 15 minutes at Colorado State, recording 2 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound ... recorded 5 points and 2 rebounds in 8 minutes against Wyoming ... sparked a 7-0 BYU run upon entering the game at the 13:05 mark of the first half, turning a 10-point Cowboy lead (16-6) into a one-possession game at 16-13 ... contributed 3 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in 14 minutes at UNLV ... played 14 minutes against TCU, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist ... set personal highs in nearly every category, including 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 17 minutes vs. Western Oregon ... went 2-for-3 on threes and 3-for-4 from the line ... recorded 3 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in 8 minutes at Lamar ... recorded 2 rebounds while dishing out 1 assist in 7 minutes off the bench against San Jose State ... scored his first bucket and recorded his first assist for the Cougars in 8 minutes vs. Portland ... made his Cougar debut with one minute of late game action in BYU's season opener at No. 5 UCLA.

2007-2008 | Senior Year

Started all 35 games for the Cougars as a senior, helping BYU earn a 27-8 overall record and second straight Mountain West Conference Championship ... averaged 27.1 minutes, 3.9 points, 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds per contest ... second in the MWC in assist/turnover ratio (2.40) and sixth in assists ... 23rd nationally in a/to ratio led BYU in assists 15 times with a career-high 10 at Portland played 6 minutes against Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament, tallying 1 rebound contributed 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 20 minutes at UNLV in the MWC Tournament Championship game ... tallied 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 24 minutes against Colorado State in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals ... posted 5 assists, 3 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in 21 minutes at TCU ... recorded 3 points, 2 assists and 1 steal in 23 minutes against Wyoming in his Marriott Center finale ... tallied 4 assists, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 26 minutes against Air Force ... posted 3 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 17 minutes at New Mexico before leaving the game with a sprained ankle ... recorded 2 points and 2 rebounds in 22 minutes at SDSU ... had a career-best 4 steals with 5 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists vs. Utah ... notched 4 rebounds, 1 point and 1 assist in 28 minutes against UNLV ... scored a career-high 13 points at Colorado State, going 5-for-9 from the field while dishing out 6 assists with only 1 turnover in 36 minutes ... dished out 5 assists against TCU while adding 2 points and 1 rebound in 31 minutes ... helped BYU record a season-high 27 assists on 33 field goals in the game ... pulled down a career-high 6 rebounds at Wyoming to go along with 5 assists and 4 points in 31 minutes ... dished out 5 assists in 21 minutes against New Mexico to go along with 1 rebound ... tied his career high with 5 rebounds while adding 5 points, 3 assists and 1 steal in 33 minutes ... was turnover-free for the fourth time this season ... dished out a game-high 4 assists at Utah while going 2-for-2 from the free-throw line to score 2 points in 32 minutes ... scored 6 points at UNLV to go along with 2 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal in 32 minutes after early foul trouble ... dished out 6 assists against Colorado State while adding 2 rebounds and 6 points on 1-for-2 shooting from three-point range and 3-for-4 shooting from the free-throw line in 29 minutes ... contributed 6 points on 2-for-4 shooting from three-point range at Wake Forest while adding 4 assists and 1 steal in 26 minutes ... went 2-for-2 from three-point range to score 6 points while adding 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 22 minutes against Loyola Marymount ... scored 4 points on a career-most 4 free throws and added 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 28 minutes at Boise State ... scored 6 points with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. SUU ... knocked down 2 three-pointers against Pepperdine, tying his career high, while tallying 7 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes ... tallied 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 23 minutes against Lamar ... tied his season high with 8 points to go along with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes against No. 9 Michigan State while posting the first block of his Cougar career ... tied his career high with 2 steals while dishing out 4 assists and tallying 2 points and 2 rebounds in 25 minutes against Weber State ... dished out a career-best 10 assists at Portland to help BYU post 23 team assists while adding 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 31 minutes at Portland ... recorded 2 points and 1 assist in a career-most 37 minutes against No. 1 North Carolina ... posted 7 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds in a career-high 34 minutes against No. 6 Louisville ... contributed 3 points, 3 assists and 1 rebound in 29 minutes against Hartford ... with BYU trailing 7-5 early, he hit a three-pointer to spark a 10-0 Cougar run and give BYU a lead it would never relinquish ... dished out a career-best 8 assists with only 1 turnover while adding 2 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal in 22 minutes vs. Jackson State ... totaled 5 assists against Idaho State while contributing 5 points and 1 steal in a career-most 30 minutes ... made his first career start in BYUs season opener at Long Beach State, tallying career highs in field goals made (3), field goals attempted (5), rebounds (5), assists (5) and minutes (20).