Former Brennan standout leading the nation in rebounding

Center Jordan Murphy, a University of Minnesota senior from Brennan High School, is coming on strong for the Golden Gophers from the Big Ten conference.

Murphy leads the Gophers with 16.2 points per game and leads all of Division I, averaging 12.9 rebounds.

The 6-foot-7 Murphy enjoyed another double-double performance Friday night (30 points, 16 rebounds) in a home victory over North Carolina A&T.

Minnesota is 10-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Big Ten.