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Kenyon Murray
Kenyon Murray

Battle Creek, MI

High School:
Central HS


Hawk Items - Played in all 122 games during his four-year career and started 95 times...1,230 career points.

1995-96 - Averaged 9.5 points and 4.4 rebounds, shooting .563 from the field and .625 from the free throw line...named to all-tournament team at Iowa's Super Chevy Shootout, becoming first player to earn all-tournament honors for four years...six points, five rebounds and two assists vs. Arizona...14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in win over George points and two steals in win over Purdue, including basket in final seconds that secured the victory...six points, two assists and four steals in win over Wisconsin...10 points at Illinois...six points and eight rebounds in win at Michigan...16 points, eight rebounds and four steals in win over Indiana, hitting 7-10 FGs...season-high 17 points vs. Northwestern, hitting 8-8 FGs...14 points on 6-9 FGs vs. rebounds, four points and two steals vs. Illinois...10 points on 4-5 FGs and 2-3 FTs vs. Ohio State...12 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal at Colorado...10 points and three blocks vs. Morehead State...12 points, eight rebounds and two assists at Iowa State...10 points and four rebounds vs. East Tennessee State...14 points and eight rebounds vs. Duke, hitting 6-10 FGs...13 points and five rebounds vs. Connecticut, hitting 6-6 FGs...rebound basket with three seconds remaining that forced overtime and he added a key basket on a driving layup late in overtime in win over UConn...16 points vs. Ohio, hitting 7-12 FGs and 2-2 FTs...nine rebounds, five assists and four steals vs. Ohio.

1994-95 - Named to Hawkeye Invitational all-tournament team for third straight season...averaged 11.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, shooting .459 percent from the field and .592 from free throw line...led the Big Ten in steals (2.2) in conference games only and ranked sixth for all games...scored in double figures in 23 of 33 games...14 points and four rebounds at Indiana...12 points in win over Michigan on 5-8 FGs to go with three steals...tied school record and arena records with nine steals vs. Ohio State...also had 20 points and nine rebounds, just missing a rare triple-double...15 points on 6-8 FGs at Illinois, all coming in the second half...14 points and four rebounds vs. Illinois, hitting 3-5 treys...11 points, eight rebounds and five steals at Ohio State...13 points and five rebounds vs. Purdue...18 points and four rebounds at Michigan, hitting 7-10 FGs...matched career-high with 23 points vs. Arkansas, hitting 10-16 FGs...16 points vs. Western Carolina, hitting 6-9 FGs...15 points and career-high 11 rebounds vs. Long Island for second career double-double...14 points on 7-14 FGs vs. Northern Iowa...19 points and three assists vs. Ohio.

1993-94 - Started all 27 games and scored in double figures 22 times...named to Hawkeye Invitational all-tournament team for second straight season...ranked fifth in Big Ten in steals (1.8), 13th in rebounding (6.4) and 15th in blocked shots (0.7)...16 points (6-10 FGs) and eight rebounds vs. Ohio State...17 points and six rebounds at Penn State...12 points and five steals at Michigan State...12 points and career-high 10 rebounds vs. Northwestern for first career double-double...17 points, five rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots in win over Penn 23 points at Illinois with six rebounds...18 points and six rebounds vs. Indiana...19 points, seven rebounds and four steals in loss at Iowa State...16 points on 7-12 FGs vs. Northern Iowa...20 points in win over Long Beach State to go with five rebounds and three steals...17 points, four rebounds and four steals in opening win over Drake.

1992-93 - named to Basketball Weekly's eighth team Freshman all-American squad...started 10 games while playing both shooting guard and small forward...all-tournament team in Hawkeye Invitational...averaged 6.7 points and 4.1 rebounds...led team in steals with 45, most ever by a Hawkeye freshman...13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots in win over Michigan...10 points in NCAA Tournament win over Northeast Louisiana, hitting 4-5 FGs...11 points vs. Wake Forest in NCAA Tournament.

High School - selected as Michigan's Mr. Basketball as the top prep player in the state...played in McDonald's All-America Classic...also played in McDonald's Kentucky Derby Festival Classic...received 1992 Champion U.S.A. Scholastic All-American Award, awarded to top student-athlete in McDonald's game...USA Today second team all-American...consensus all-state selection as junior and senior...academic all-state as junior and senior...honorable mention all-state as a sophomore...all-city and all-conference all three years...averaged 26 points and 10 rebounds as senior...shot 51% from the was 20-5 and ranked eighth in's all-time leader in scoring (1,448), rebounding (636), steals, free throws made and free throws attempted...led Central to composite 65-11 record over three years, including three league titles, three district championships and a final four berth...averaged 20.1 points and nine rebounds for 21-3 club as a junior...sophomore averages of 15.2 points and seven boards...3.6 prep grade-point average...member of National Honor Society.

Personal - Born 12/18/73...high school coach was Chuck Turner.

Fresh.	32/10	77-182	.423	6-31	.194	55-95	.579	130	4.1	35	37	23	45	215	6.7
Soph.	27/27	122-297	.411	12-56	.214	77-137	.562	157	5.8	55	56	19	56	33	12.3
Jun.	33/31	141-307	.459	26-80	.325	71-120	.592	139	4.2	39	61	14	58	379	11.5
Sen.	32/27	127-229	.563	5-24	.208	40-64	.625	140	4.4	57	64	7	41	303	9.5
Career	124/95	469-1015	.462	49-191	.257	243-416	.584	566	4.6	186	216	63	200	1230	9.9
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