Famous American professional basketball player Dejounte Murray, who played one year in college for the Washington Huskies, where he was named second-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, gave up his three remaining years of college qualification for the 2016 NBA Draft. To confirm the fact that the player was indeed worthy of the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs named him 29th in the first round of the 2016 Draft.
As he continued to deliver impressive performances for his team, Murray was appointed to the second NBA All-Defensive Team 2017-18 in 2018.
Let’s take a quick look at his biography and other fascinating details about this professional American basketball player.
Dejounte Murray Biography (Age)
The famous American professional basketball player was born on September 19, 1996, in Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America. Looking back at his roots, one can see that this capable player is of African-American origin, but carries the American nationality. He began his high school education at Foster High School in Tukwila, Washington, but later moved to Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Washington, to complete his education. He went to the University of Washington where he began his basketball career.
In his first season at college, he played all 34 games he started, scoring high averaging 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.8 steals. Also as a rookie, he was named to the second-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. After his first college basketball season, he decided to lose his three remaining college years and announced that he would be available for the NBA draft in 2016.
Dejounte Murray Professional Career
Dejounte Murray began his professional basketball career in March 2016 after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 29th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft. He played in the 2016 NBA Summer League after signing a rookie contract with the club. He made his debut for the team on October 26 when he scored 1 assist and 2 rebounds in a 98-79 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. A 118-104 win over the Denver Nuggets saw him reach a career-high point of 24 points, making him the youngest player in Spurs history to do so and breaking Tony Parker’s record. In his first season, he was also nominated for the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.
In his second season at the club, Dejounte Murray started in the opening game of the season in October 2017 and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists in a 107-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the 2017/2018 season, he became the first player since Kawhi Leonard to score 500 points and 300 rebounds in his first 100 games with the Spurs.
On March 19, Murray set a franchise record for rebounds in a single season through a point guard. He achieved 385 rebounds in 1,436 minutes, beating the record set by Johnny Moore, who achieved 378 rebounds in 2,689 minutes. On 23 May 2018, he was appointed to the second all-defense team in the NBA 2017-18. From 2016 until today he still plays for the San Antonio Spurs team.
Who Is His Girlfriend?
The American basketball player seems to have a strong romantic relationship with his girlfriend Jilly Anais Moor – a professional ballet dancer. Although there is no detailed information about when they started their relationship, they seem to be happy together.
A review of his girlfriend’s background shows that Jilly Anais Moor, in addition to being a professional ballet dancer, also acts, sings and models. In 2009 she was the winner of the Miss Teen Houston competition.
Height, Weight & Other Facts About The Player
Other information about the player includes this:
- The American professional basketball player is the 392nd highest-paid player this year, he is also the 165th highest paid security guard and the 15th highest-paid player on his team San Antonio Spurs.
- Murray also has a strong online presence as he is active on the three most prominent social networks in the world: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has thousands of followers on all three platforms.
- Dejounte Murray has an impressive physique, complemented by his athletic body of 6 ft 4 inches (1.96 m) high and 170 lb (77 kg). His wingspan is 2.08 m. His other outstanding body characteristics include his straight black hair and brown eyes.