April 15, 1985 |
Canoga Park, California
|Nationality||American / Montenegrin|
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||164 lb (74 kg)|
|High school||Montclair Prep (Van Nuys, California)|
|WNBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Lynx|
|2011–2012||Ros Casares Valencia|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Eshaya "Shay" Murphy (born April 15, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She also plays for Perfumerias Avenida in Spain.
Born in Canoga Park, California, Murphy attended college at USC and graduated in 2007. Following her collegiate career, she was selected 15th overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. Murphy has a brother George who attend the same high school as her.
The rookie played a reserve role for the Lynx in 2007, averaging 5.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. On June 22, 2008 Murphy was traded to the Detroit Shock for LaToya Thomas. On August 12, 2008 Murphy was traded along with Tasha Humphrey to the Washington Mystics for Taj McWilliams-Franklin. After being waived by the Mystics, the Indiana Fever signed her on June 11, 2009. She then played for the Chicago Sky, being signed halfway through the 2011 season.
Murphy signed with Ros Casares Valencia of Euroleague Women for the 2011–2012 season, helping them to win the championship in her Euroleague rookie season. On season 2012-2013 she moved to Galatasaray. On 2013, she moved back to Spain signing with Perfumerias Avenida. In 2014, she signed with the Phoenix Mercury and won a WNBA championship with the team. In 2017, the Mercury would re-acquire Murphy in free agency.
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