ORLANDO, Fla. -- Many rookies adjusting to NBA ball say that the game is played at a different speed than college.
"Slower" isn't the term you'd expect to hear, though.
That's one of the aspects of the next level Kevin Murphy's working on this week for the Utah Jazz during Orlando Pro Summer League action here.
The Jazz's second-round pick racked up 2,019 points during his four-year career at Tennessee Tech that included a 50-point outburst against SIU-Edwardsville that put him on the national map.
Murphy did a lot of scoring in an up-tempo approach and in transition. This pace of play is taking a while to get used to.
"Everything was faster in college," said Murphy, who scored eight points in 21 minutes Tuesday in Utah's 84-80 victory over Philadelphia. "It was quick, everything was quick. I'm learning how to slow down, survey what's going on and see what everyone's doing."
Murphy looked a little lost during his debut game Monday, but got into the game as it progressed and had a nice two-man game going with Michael Green in the back court. He's been more of a stop-and-pop/catch-and-release shooter and needs to work on creating more opportunities. On Tuesday, he hit a big jumper with two to go that helped Utah maintain a two-possession lead.
"I'm learning all the time," Murphy said. "I don't know everything, so I have to pick up everything I can. When I'm on the bench, I'm seeing a lot of stuff.
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin appreciates that Murphy is willing to learn.
"It's a new system and a new pace for him," Corbin said. "He's trying to find his niche and he's starting to do a good realizing what he needs to do.
Murphy knows the D-League or overseas is a strong possibility for a second-rounder, but the next few days are the chance to improve his stock.
"You have to stay grounded and keep pushing," Murphy said. "Try to get better every day."
Tuesday belonged to Alec Burks, who was 10 of 14 from the field and 10 of 11 from the line en route to a game-high 31.
"I feel like I wasn't aggressive Monday," Burks told NBA-TV. "Today I played my game."
Other positives: An improved Enes Kanter effort of 10 points and eight rebounds and a highlight-worthy drive/throwdown by Salah Merjl.
A negative: DeMarre Carroll hurt his right ankle and may not play the rest of the week. Utah will meet host Orlando at 3 p.m. today.