Calvin Murphy

United States

Basketball

B: May 9, 1948

Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame

At Niagara University, Murphy was a three-time All-America, scoring 2,548 points in 77 games; a 33.1 points per game average that ranks fourth best in Division I history. As the 18th pick in the second round of the 1970 draft, Murphy enjoyed a 13-year career with the San Diego and Houston Rockets. He still ranks second in the NBA record book for consecutive free throws made (78) and first for seasonal percentage mark (.958). He led the NBA in free throw percentage twice and finished among the top five eight other times. Murphy's career extends farther out than the charity stripe. He scored in excess of 1,000 points in eleven straight seasons, and his 17,949 career points currently ranks him first in Rockets' history and 35th among NBA all-time leaders. The 1979 All-Star still owns Houston's record for most assists (4,402) and is one of only two Rocket players to have his number (23) retired. Murphy also competed in the baton twirling national championships.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
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PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1978 Preliminary 1
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