Kevin Murphy (basketball)

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Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy SIG saison 2013-2014.jpg
No. 55 – Guangxi
Position Shooting guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1990-03-06) March 6, 1990 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Creekside (Fairburn, Georgia)
College Tennessee Tech (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Utah Jazz
2012–2013 Reno Bighorns
2013 Strasbourg IG
2014 Idaho Stampede
2015 Zhejiang Lions
2015 Idaho Stampede
2015 Grand Rapids Drive
2015–2016 Hitachi SunRockers
2016–2017 Grand Rapids Drive
2017–present Guangxi
2017– Cedevita Zagreb
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kevin Marquis Murphy (born March 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Guangxi Rhinos of the Chinese National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Tennessee Tech.

High school career[edit]

Born in Atlanta,[1] Murphy earned four varsity letters in basketball at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia. In his senior season at Creekside High School, Murphy averaged 26 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

In his freshman season at Tennessee Tech, Murphy averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.[1]

Sophomore season[edit]

As a sophomore, Murphy averaged 15.3 points per game, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. He was awarded the Best Offensive Player Award by head coach Mike Sutton.[1]

Junior season[edit]

In his junior year, Murphy averaged 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. In the Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, Murphy averaged 24.3 points per game and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Murphy was also an All-OVC first team selection.[1]

Senior season[edit]

On January 30, 2012 Murphy scored 50 points in a win over SIU Edwardsville, the most for any Division I player in the 2011-12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.[2] Murphy averaged 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game during the season.[3] He was also named to the OVC All-Tournament Team and the All-OVC first team for the second consecutive year.[1] Following the season, Murphy participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. He was named to the All-Tournament Team.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Murphy was selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.[5] He joined the Jazz for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On November 26, 2012, Murphy was assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[6] On January 8, 2013, the Jazz recalled him from the D-League.[7] On July 10, 2013, Murphy was involved in a three-team trade that sent him and Andre Iguodala, then of the Denver Nuggets, to the Golden State Warriors.[8] He joined the Warriors for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On July 24, 2013, Murphy was waived by the Warriors.[9]

On August 11, 2013, he signed with Strasbourg IG of France.[10] On December 25, 2013, he left Strasbourg.[11] On January 4, 2014, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.[12]

On August 27, 2014, he signed with the Utah Jazz.[13] However, he was later waived by the Jazz on October 10, 2014.[14] On November 3, 2014, he was reacquired by the Idaho Stampede.[15] On December 30, 2014, he left the Stampede after appearing in 15 games.[16] On January 2, 2015, he signed with the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.[17] Following the conclusion of the CBA season, he returned to the United States, and on February 19, he was reacquired by the Stampede.[18] On February 26, he was traded to the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for Brandon Fields.[19]

On November 8, 2015, Murphy signed with the Hitachi SunRockers of the Japan Basketball League.[20]

On September 8, 2016, Murphy signed with the Orlando Magic.[21] However, he was later waived by the Magic on October 16 after appearing in two preseason games.[22] On November 17, 2016, Murphy was reacquired by the Grand Rapids Drive.[23]

On April 22, 2017, Murphy signed with Guangxi of the Chinese National Basketball League.[24]

On August 5, 2017, Murphy signed with Croatian club Cedevita Zagreb.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "55 – Kevin Murphy". Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "SIU-Edwardsville Cougars vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles recap". espn.go.com. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kevin Murphy stats". espn.go.com. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Portsmouth Invitational Tournament". Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Utah Jazz Selects Kevin Murphy in Second Round of 2012 NBA Draft
  6. ^ Utah Jazz Assign Rookie Kevin Murphy to NBA D-League Affiliate Reno Bighorns
  7. ^ Jazz Recalls Kevin Murphy from D-League
  8. ^ "Warriors Acquire Andre Iguodala from Denver Nuggets as Part of Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ Golden State Warriors Waive Dwayne Jones, Scott Machado and Kevin Murphy
  10. ^ Strasbourg officially sign Kevin Murphy
  11. ^ "Kevin Murphy leaves SIG Strasbourg". Sportando.net. December 25, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ Stampede Acquire Kevin Murphy
  13. ^ Jazz Signs Free Agent Kevin Murphy
  14. ^ Jazz Waive Guards Bost and Murphy
  15. ^ "2014 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 3, 2014. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ Kevin Murphy leaves Idaho Stampede
  17. ^ Kevin Murphy signs in China with Zhejiang Guangsha
  18. ^ Kevin Murphy Returns to Stampede
  19. ^ "Grand Rapids Drive Make Two Trades, Acquire Diante Garrett and Kevin Murphy". NBA.com. February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Kevin Murphy signs at Hitachi Sunrockers". Asia-Basket.com. November 8, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Orlando Magic Sign Six Players". NBA.com. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Magic Waive Alexander, Dawson, Murphy". NBA.com. October 16, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Drive Acquire Kevin Murphy". OurSportsCentral.com. November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Kevin Murphy - ex SIG - signe en Chine". insidebasketeurope.com. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Cedevita signed with American sharp-shooter Kevin Murphy". aba-liga.com. August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 

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