Tony Murphy (basketball)

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Tony Murphy
Personal information
Born (1957-04-15) April 15, 1957 (age 62)
Paterson, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Eastside
(Paterson, New Jersey)
College Southern (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 62nd overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Playing career1980–present
Position Shooting guard
Career highlights and awards

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.

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The 1979–80 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 17, 1979, progressed through the regular season and conference tournaments, and concluded with the 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on March 24, 1980, at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The Louisville Cardinals won their first NCAA national championship with a 59–54 victory over the UCLA Bruins.

Southern University college located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southern University and A&M College is a public historically black university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is the largest HBCU in Louisiana, a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the flagship institution of the Southern University System. Its campus encompasses 512 acres, with an agricultural experimental station on an additional 372-acre site, five miles north of the main campus on Scott's Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of Baton Rouge.

Murphy grew up in Paterson, New Jersey and played basketball at Eastside High School, where he was named as the player of the year in his senior season by The Record / Herald News . [1]

Paterson, New Jersey City in Passaic County, New Jersey, U.S.

Paterson is the largest city in and the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 146,199, making it New Jersey's third-most-populous city. Paterson has the second-highest density of any U.S. city with over 100,000 people, behind only New York City. For 2018, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 145,647, a decrease of 0.4% from the 2010 enumeration, making the city the 180th-most-populous in the nation.

Eastside High School (Paterson, New Jersey)

Eastside High School is a four–year public high school located in Paterson section of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, that serves the eastern section of Paterson. The nickname "Ghosts" for the school's athletic teams derives from a cemetery used in the 1800s that stood at the site of the current high school building. EHS, which serves grades students in ninth through twelfth grades, operates as part of the Paterson Public Schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928. Eastside High School opened on February 1, 1926. The school mascot is the Ghost.

The Herald News is a daily broadsheet newspaper headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey, that focuses on the Passaic County, New Jersey area. Today's Herald News is descended from several papers, but did not come to be until two Passaic County papers out of Passaic and Paterson merged in 1988.

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.

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  1. Tony Murphy, Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball. Accessed February 14, 2018. "averaged 26 points and 9.9 rebounds and made 52 3-pointers in leading Eastside to its first Passaic County title since 1993"
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