Dejounte Murray Biography, NBA Career, Age, Family, Girlfriend, and Net Worth

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 Who is Dejounte Murray?

Dejounte Dashaun Murray is a famous American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Murray played just one season of college basketball for the Washington Huskies, earning second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a freshman in 2015-16. He was then picked in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft with the 29th overall pick by the Spurs. Murray was later named to his first NBA All-Star Game and led the league in steals in 2022. He is the team’s franchise leader in career triple-doubles.

Dejounte Murray Career

High school career

Dejounte attended and studied at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Washington. The school is a basketball powerhouse, having produced NBA talents including Doug Christie, Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson, Terrence Williams, and Kevin Porter Jr. Murray guided the Vikings to three Class 3A state championship titles. Among many other honors, he earned Dejounte was named Washington Mr. Basketball by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association and The Seattle Times State Player of the Year.

College career

In 2015-16, Murray was named second-team All-Pac-12-Freshman Team as a freshman at the University of Washington. This was after he averaged 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.4. assists and 1.8 steals in 33.5 minutes while starting all 34 games. Murray declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his last three years of college eligibility on March 23, 2016.

Professional career

San Antonio Spurs (2016-present)

Dejounte was picked with the 29th overall selection in the 2016 NBA draft on June 23, 2016. He then joined the Spurs for the 2016 NBA Summer League and signed his rookie scale deal with the team on July 14. In the team’s third game of the 2016-17 season, he made his NBA debut on October 29, 2016. Murray recorded 2 rebounds and 1 assist in a 98-79 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans in just under 9 minutes off the bench. He then scored a season-high 10 points in a 134-94 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 12, 2017. On January 19, he surpassed that mark by scoring 24 points in a 118-104 victory against the Denver Nuggets. Within his rookie season, Murray had many assignments with the AustinSours of the NBA Development League.

With Tony Parker ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs with a leg injury, on May 5, 2017, the Spurs decided to start Murray at point guard in Game 3 of their second-round series over the Houston Rockets. Murray scored 2 points in 15 minutes, as the Spurs took a 2-1 lead in the series with a 103-92 victory. He assisted the team win the series against the Rockets with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists in a Game 6 victory. Murray became just the fourth rookie in Spurs history to record a point/rebound double-double in a playoff game, joining Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Kawhi Leonard. The team continued on to lose to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

A photo of Dejounte Murray

A photo of Dejounte Murray

How old is Dejounte Murray?

Dejounte Dashaun Murray is aged 25 as of 2021, having been born on September 19, 1996, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Lily Chee, Jimmy Fallon, Kyle Thomas, Brent Faiyaz, Sharan Jones, David McCallum, Kim Richards, Katrina Bowden, Eva Marie, William Golding, Brian Epstein, Joe Morgan, and Jeremy Irons, among others.

Dejounte Murray Family

Who are Dejounte Murray’s parents?

Dejounte Dashaun Murray was born in Seattle, Washington to his parents. His mother was in an out of prison during his childhood, leaving him to be on the streets by the age of 11. He is of white ethnicity and information about his father is not known to the media, although they recently reconciled.

Does Dejounte Murray have siblings?

Murray was born to his parents into a family of four children. He has three siblings, one brother Nate Murray and two sisters Montisha Murray and Ja’Caiyah Murray. His older sister Montisha died in August 2021.

Dejounte Murray Education

Murray joined and studied at Rainier Beach High School in his hometown Seattle, Washington. He played basketball, leading the team to three Class 3A state championships. He then joined the University of Washington, where he played for one season before joining the NBA.

Dejounte Murray Girlfriend

Murray is currently in a relationship but not married. He is now dating his girlfriend Jania Meshell from 2019 and has one child together.

Dejounte Murray Kids

Murray and his supportive baby mama and lover, Mershell have one child together, a daughter Riley Murray, born on July 31, 2017. He currently still resides in Washington with his family.

Dejounte Murray Height

Murray has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with an outstanding height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a weight of around 82 kg (180 lbs).

2018-2020

In the team’s season opener, Murray had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists while starting in place of Parker in a 107-99 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 18, 2017. He then tied his career-high with 14 rebounds in a 104-101 victory against the Phoenix Suns on December 9, 2017. In a 120-111 defeat to the Utah Jazz, he became the first player since Kawhi Leonard with 500points and 300 rebounds in his first 100 games with the spurs on February 3, 2018. He then had 8 rebounds to set the franchise record for rebounds in a single season by a point guard, in an 89-75 victory against the Warriors on March 19, 2018.

Dejounte attained 385 rebounds in 1,436 minutes, surpassing Johnny Moore’s total of 378 collected in 2,689 minutes. In Game 4 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Warriors, he was 3-for-3 on 3-pointers in the first half. This was the most 3-pointers made in the playoffs without a miss by a Spurs player since Steve Jerr (2003) and Patty Mills (2014) were 4-for-4 in a half. At the conclusion of the season, Murray received NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to be named All-Defense. He then suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament injury in a preseason game over the Rockets on October 7, 2018. Murray subsequently missed the whole 2018-19 season. The team and Murray then agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal, in October 2019, taking the deal to $70 million with incentives.

2021-present

On December 26, 2020, he recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Spurs’ 119-114 win over the Toronto Raptors. He then recorded 27 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high eight steals in the team’s 105-100 win over the Warriors on February 8, 2021.

Dejounte then scored a career-high 32 points in a 128-124 loss to the Rockets, on January 12, 2022. He was later named to his first NBA All-Star team as an injury replacement for Draymond Green on February 7. In a 124-114 victory against the Pelicans, he became the first player in NBA history to record at least 30 points and 10 rebounds on February 13. As well as not more than one turnover in consecutive games since individual turnovers were first tracked in 1977-78. Murray completed second, following Ja Morant, in voting for the Most Improved Player award. He completed the 2022 season as the first player in NBA history to average 20 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals a game.

Dejounte Murray Net Worth

American professional basketball player, Murray, plays as a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, He has been active from 2016 to the present having joined Austin Spurs from 2016 to 2017, and has won various awards in his career. Murray earns an average salary of $16 million and has gathered an estimated net worth of around $80 million as of 2022.

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