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Troy Murphy biography

Date of birth : 1980-05-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Morristown, New JerseyMorristown, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-14
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, power forward for the Boston Celtics, NBA Draft

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Troy Murphy is an American professional basketball power forward with the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association.

Murphy was born in Morristown, New Jersey but grew up in Sparta Township located in northwest New Jersey. He attended the Delbarton School for four years before moving on to the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two-time consensus All-American before declaring himself for the 2001 NBA Draft.

Career history:

2001–2007 Golden State Warriors
2007–2010 Indiana Pacers
2010–2011 New Jersey Nets
2011–present Boston Celtics

CAREER:

2009-2010:
In one of his best overall seasons in the NBA, he averaged 14.6 ppg and was seventh in the NBA with an average of 10.2 rpg… Ranking among the NBA's top 3-pt shooters and rebounders for the second year in a row, his 38.4 percent mark from beyond the 3-pt arc ranked 36th in the league, and was second best on the team… Since hitting no more than 59 3-pt FGS in his five seasons with the Warriors, he has averaged 127.7 3-pt field goals made in each of his three full seasons with the Pacers… He failed to score in double figures in just 13 of his 72 appearances and went consecutive games without reaching 10 points just two times all season… He had a season-high string of 19 straight games in double figures snapped when he totaled 11 points in the final two games of the season: vs. Orlando on 4/12, and at Washington on 4/14… He scored 20+ points 13 times, including a season-high 29 points vs. Miami on 4/2… Including that game against the Heat, he led the Pacers in scoring13 times… His 39 double-doubles in 2009-10 were 10th best in the NBA, and fifth best among Eastern Conference players… Gathered a season-high 19 rebounds vs. Washington on 3/24… His 128 3-pt field goals included 36 games with at least two and eight with at least four or more made from beyond the arc… He connected on a season-high five 3-pt FGS three times… Tied a career-high with seven assists twice… Tied for fifth on the team with 150 assists in 2009-10… Set a career-high with 72 steals for the season… Including a season-high seven straight games with two steals in March, he had multiple thefts 19 times… He grabbed a season-high four steals five times… Tied a career-high with 34 blocked shots and had a season-high two rejections 10 times… Missed a total of 10 games in 2009-10: six in November with a sore lower back and four in January with a sprained left ankle.

2008-2009:
The only player in NBA history to rank among the league's top five in both rebounding average and 3-pt field goal percentage… Was third on the Pacers with a mark of 45.0 percent from beyond the 3-pt line… Hit 100+ 3-pt field goals for the first time in career… Ranked 12th in the NBA with 161 three-pointers made… Set Pacers single season records with 861 rebounds and 715 defensive rebounds… Notched 48 double doubles and averaged a double-double for the fourth time in his career… Scored in double figures in all but 12 of his 73 appearances in 2008-09… Missed a total of nine games due to injury or illness…

COLLEGE:
Played three seasons at Notre Dame, averaging 21.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks in 94 games, 93 as a starter... A two-time consensus All-American, garnered First Team All-America honors following both his sophomore and junior seasons from the Associated Press, NABC, The Sporting News and the United States Basketball Writers Association... Twice named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team... Big East Player of the Year following sophomore and junior seasons, becoming just the fourth player in conference history to win the award twice - joining Chris Mullin (St. John's), Patrick Ewing (Georgetown) and Richard Hamilton (Connecticut).

Career highlights and awards:

2× Big East Player of the Year (2000–2001)
2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (2000–2001)

PERSONAL:

Full name is Troy Brandon Murphy... Nickname is "Horse"... Is the only child of Jim and Christine Murphy... Jim, who resides in Sparta, New Jersey, is a school teacher and Christine, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a retired physical education teacher and tennis coach... On 7/21/06, he served as third-base coach for the Newark (N.J.) Bears minor league baseball team... He had stated in a Sports Illustrated interview (2/2006) that if he weren’t playing in the NBA, he "would be third base coach for the Newark Bears", which prompted the team’s general manager to extend an invitation to join the coaching staff for one day... As part of his coaching duties, he exchanged lineup cards prior to the game and gave signs as the third-base coach during the early innings... The team also handed out a limited-edition Troy Murphy figurine, which featured Murphy in a Bears’ uniform holding a basketball in one hand and baseball bat in the other... Lists "Oh, The Places You’ll Go!" by Dr. Seuss as his favorite book... Enjoys reading US Magazine... The best advice he ever received was "to work hard if you want to be good"... He considers his greatest achievement as being drafted into the NBA... He lists his parents as the people he most admires... His favorite foods are Italian and Gatorgum... He would like to retire with his family after his NBA career is over... At Delbarton High School, established career records in points (1,892) and rebounds (950), as well as single game marks for points (53) and rebounds (23)... Led the state of New Jersey with 33.0 ppg during his senior season... Honed his game against other players in a Catholic school in Newark, a neighborhood 60 miles from his home that gave him tougher competition... Wears size 16 basketball shoes.


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