Tony Murphy (basketball)

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Tony Murphy
College Southern
Conference SWAC
Sport Basketball
Position Shooting guard
Career 1976–1980
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Nationality American
Born (1957-04-15) April 15, 1957 (age 59)
Paterson, New Jersey

Tony Murphy (born April 15, 1957) is a retired American basketball player. He is best known for leading NCAA Division I in scoring in 1979–80 with a 32.1 points per game average. Murphy played college basketball at Southern University as a shooting guard. After his career at Southern was over, Murphy was selected in the 1980 NBA Draft in the third round (62nd overall) by the Kansas City Kings, although he never made the team's final roster and, consequently, never played professional basketball.

Eventually, Murphy worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) as a truck driver and also served as an assistant coach to the boys' basketball team at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey.

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