Ronald Murray (born July 29, 1979) is a retired American professional basketball player who last played for Al Mouttahed Tripoli of the Lebanese Basketball League. He is a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st) point guard–shooting guard. After attending Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, where he starred on the basketball team, he played college basketball for four seasons, first at the Meridian Community College in Meridian, Mississippi from 1997 to 1999, and then at Shaw University located in Raleigh, North Carolina from 2000 to 2002. He is nicknamed "Flip" by childhood friends who often said he looked like Bernie Mac's character, "Flip", from the movie Above The Rim.
Murray in 2008 with the Atlanta Hawks
|Born||July 29, 1979|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Strawberry Mansion|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|2014||Al Mouttahed Tripoli|
|Career highlights and awards|
Murray was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with pick number 42 in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft, after being NCAA's Division II Player of the Year during his senior season at Shaw, as he led the Shaw University Bears to the Division II Final Four in basketball. In his first few NBA seasons he played for the Bucks and for the SuperSonics in Seattle, where he developed as a scoring threat in 2003–04, substituting for Ray Allen who missed 26 games due to injury, averaging 12 points in 25 minutes, while appearing in all 82 matches.
On February 23, 2006, he was traded by Seattle to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Mike Wilks and cash considerations. In his brief stint with the Cavs, Murray averaged his career-highs in nearly every category.
On July 18, 2006, Murray signed with the Detroit Pistons for $3.6 million over two years, in an effort by the team to improve its bench depth. In the 2006–07 season, Murray started eighteen games (twelve in place of point guard Chauncey Billups and six in place of shooting guard Richard Hamilton).
On February 22, 2008, Murray was waived by the Pistons. On March 1, he was signed by the Indiana Pacers. There was an expectation the Los Angeles Clippers would sign Murray, but he elected to go with the Pacers instead.
- NCAA Division II Player of the Year during his senior season at Shaw University
- Led Seattle SuperSonics' 2003 summer-league team with 22.9 ppg
- Sonics 2003 opening-night starter at shooting guard
- Hit game-winning shot over Latrell Sprewell at the buzzer in 89-87 Seattle victory at Minnesota on November 11, 2003
- Scored career-high 31 points for Seattle on 11-23 shooting vs. Miami on November 18, 2003
- Scored 20 or more points in 10 of first 11 games of 2003-04 season, in absence of Ray Allen
- Selected to play in the 2004 Rookie Challenge. Representing the SuperSonics, Murray scored 25 points and dished out 10 assists for the sophomores.
- Tied career high 31 points for the Charlotte Bobcats against Orlando on November 16, 2009
- Has played for every NBA team in the Central Division (Bulls, Bucks, Cavaliers, Pacers, Pistons).
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Shackleford, Rusty (2017-01-22). "Murray strong sixth man for Hawks". Gainesville Times.
"I don’t know where that came from," Murray said. "My nickname came from the movie ‘Above the Rim."’
- "NBA Draft Board". nba.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- Efes Pilsen brings in Flip Murray - Latest - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL
- "Cavaliers Acquire Ronald Murray". NBA.com. 2006-02-23. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
- "Pistons Sign Guard Ronald "Flip" Murray". NBA.com. 2006-07-18. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
- "2006-07 Detroit Pistons Starting Lineups". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- "Murray Waived". NBA.com. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
- Pacers Sign Flip Murray
- Cassell finally gets his contract buyout
- Murray signs with Pacers for rest of season, ESPN
- "RONALD "Flip" MURRAY SIGNS WITH ATLANTA". NBA.com. 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
- "Bobcats sign free agent combo guard Ronald "Flip" Murray". NBA.com. 2009-09-25. Archived from the original on 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
- "Bulls receive Murray and Law for Thomas". NBA.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
- Grizzlies add Ronald Murray and Kyle Weaver to training camp
- Memphis Grizzlies waive Ronald Dupree, Jerome Jordan, Ronald Murray
- Azovmash adds Murray to the roster
- Austin Toros Announce Trainig Camp Invitees Archived 2016-01-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Ronald 'Flip' Murray signs in Lebanon with Moutahed Tripoli
- Stoudemire Showcases Skills for Sophs