2021 NBA Draft Profile

Trey

Murphy

Round 1Pick 17
Drafted By:Memphis Grizzlies
Position
G
Height/Weight
6-9 / 205 lbs
School/Club
Virginia
Country
USA
Status
Junior
Birthday
06/18/2000
Draft 2021

DRAFT TRADE:

Acquired by Pelicans in trade with Grizzlies
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Only player in Virginia history to post a 50/40/90 shooting season, in 2020-21.
• Averaged a team-high 13.7 points for Rice as a sophomore in 2019-20.
• Finished sixth in Conference USA in three-pointers made per game (2.6) as a sophomore.
• As a freshman at Rice, ranked fourth in C-USA in three-point field goal percentage (42.1).

JUNIOR (2020-21)
• Transferred to Virginia after two seasons at Rice.
• Ranked third on Virginia in scoring (11.3 ppg).
• Shot 50.3% from the field and team highs of 43.3% from 3-point range and 92.7% from the free throw line.
• Finished second on the team in three-pointers made (52) and seventh in the ACC in threes per game (2.08).
• In his UVA debut, posted season highs of six three-pointers and 21 points vs. Towson (Nov. 25).
• Scored 15 points against NCAA runner-up Gonzaga (Dec. 26).

STRENGTHS
• Combo forward with outstanding shooting mechanics.
• Skilled in catch-and-shoot situations; repeatable form.
• Impressive on-ball defender and disciplined team defender.
• Very good athlete with solid length.

PERSONAL
• 2020-21 All-ACC Academic Team selection.
• Made C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll two straight seasons at Rice.
• Father, Kenneth, played basketball at East Carolina.

40.1
Murphy shot 40.1% from 3-point range in three seasons of college basketball.

QUOTE
“He’s got the length of a De’Andre Hunter [the former Virginia star and current Atlanta Hawk]. If his lateral quickness catches up with that length, you’ve got a guy who could really be a stopper.”
-Virginia assistant coach Brad Soderberg, to the Richmond Times-Dispatch

— Profile by NBA Communications