As a basketball player Calvin Murphy had these skills: speed, quickness, great hands, ball handling skills, great leaping ability and the shooting eye of an eagle. He had it all – except for height. Only those who saw Calvin Murphy play knew how big this 5-9 dynamo was on the basketball court. He was a penetrator on offense who could also stop on a dime and stick a jump shot with a flick of the wrist. And his defense was aggressive, a belly-to-belly style that made him a top-notch defensive player. more...
Full Name: Calvin Jerome Murphy Born: 5/9/48 in Norwalk, Conn. College: Niagara Honors: Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame(1993), NBA All-Rookie Team (1971), NBA All-Star (1979)
Nickname: Murph Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 lbs. Drafted by: San Diego Rockets, 1970 (second round)