Famous American professional basketballer, Dejounte Murray, after one year of playing for the Washington Huskies in college where he was named the Second-team All-Pac-12 and the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, abandoned his three remaining years of college eligibility for the 2016 NBA Draft. To confirm the fact that the player was indeed worthy of the NBA, he was chosen as the 29th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2016 draft.
As he continued to give impressive performances for his team, Murray got named to the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2018.
Let’s take a sneak peek at his bio and other fascinating details about this professional American basketball player.
Dejounte Murray’s Biography (Age)
The well-known American professional basketball player was born in Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America on September 19, 1996. Going down his roots, you would find that this skilled player is of African-American ethnicity but he carries the American nationality. He started 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 proceeded to the University of Washington, where he started his basketball career.
In his first season in the college, he played in all 34 games which he started and recorded high scores of an average of 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.8 steals. Also as a freshman, he was named the Second-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. After his first season of college basketball, he decided to forfeit his three remaining years of college eligibility and announced himself available for the NBA draft in 2016.
Dejounte Murray began his professional basketball career in March 2016, after being selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. 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 where he recorded 1 assist and 2 rebounds in a 98–79 victorious win against the New Orleans Pelicans. He made a career high of 24 points in a 118–104 win against the Denver Nuggets, making him the youngest player in Spurs history to do so, breaking the record of Tony Parker. He was also assigned to go to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League during his first season.
In his second season in the club, Dejounte Murray started in the season’s opening game in October 2017 and recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in a 107–99 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the 2017/2018 season, he became the first player since Kawhi Leonard with 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 by a point guard, reaching 385 rebounds in 1,436 minutes, exceeding the records of Johnny Moore who had 378 rebounds in 2,689 minutes. He was named to the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Second Team on May 23, 2018. He still plays for the San Antonio Spurs team since 2016 till date.
Who Is His Girlfriend?
The American basketballer seems to a have a strong romantic relationship with his girlfriend Jilly Anais Moor – a professional ballet dancer. Although there is no detailed information with regards to when they started their relationship, they, however, seem happy with each other.
A background check done on his girlfriend shows that Jilly Anais Moor, asides being a professional ballet dancer, also acts, sings and models. In 2009, she emerged as the winner of the Miss Teen Houston pageant.
Height, Weight & Other Facts About The Player
Other information on the player include that:
- The American professional basketballer is the 392nd best-paid player of this year, he is also 165th Best-Paid guard and the 15th Best-paid player of 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 complimented by his athletic body with the height of 6 ft 4 inches or 1.96 m and the weight of 77 kg or 170 lb. He also has a wingspan of 2.08 m. His other prominent body features include his sleek black hair and he comes with brown eyes.