Kevin Murphy (basketball)

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Kevin Murphy
No. 19 – Grand Rapids Drive
Position Shooting guard
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1990-03-06) March 6, 1990 (age 25)
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
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Utah Jazz
2012–2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013 Strasbourg IG (France)
2014 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2015 Zhejiang Lions (China)
2015 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2015–present Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2014)
  • First-team All-OVC (2011, 2012)
  • OVC All-Newcomer Team (2009)

Kevin Marquis Murphy (born March 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.

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, he 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]


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