The sun really did come up Sunday morning in Cleveland for the University of Notre Dame men's basketball team
Murphy was among 15 individuals honored
An unrelenting work ethic earned the two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year the respect of his teammates.
AS A SOPHOMORE: A consensus first-team All-American, the first at Notre Dame since Adrian Dantley in 1974-75 and 1975-76...named first team All-America by the Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Assocation and Basketball Times...named second team by The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches...was named to the John Wooden All-American team...the 1999-2000 BIG EAST Conference player of the year and a unanimous first-team all-conference pick...finished his sophomore season with 1,358 points, the 16th-highest total in school history....scored his 1,000th career point in win vs. St. John?s (Jan. 29) when he had 30 points and career-high 18 rebounds...became the second-youngest player in terms of age to reach 1,000 points at Notre Dame and fifth-fastest in terms of games at 48...scored a game-high 32 points vs. Michigan (March 15) in first round of the NIT, had 21 against Xavier in the second round (March 20) and 19 vs. BYU in quarterfinals (March 22)...scored 18 points in the NIT semifinal vs. Penn State and had 20 vs. Wake Forest in the final...was named to the NIT all-tournament team....one of 30 final candidates for the John R. Wooden Award and a finalist for the United States Basketball Writers Assocation player-of-the-year award and the Naismith Trophy...named all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches...was named the BIG EAST player-of-the-week six times ? tying the league record set by John Wallace of Syracuse in 1995-96...earlier in the year won the award four times in a row (Dec. 20-Jan. 10) ??one short of the conference record (five by Wallace in 1995-96)...in NCAA statistics, was the only player to rank in the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding as he finished 10th in scoring (22.7) and ninth in rebounding... only player in conference history to lead the league in both scoring and rebounding in the same season in both overall and conference games...his 839 points this season were the fourth-highest total in school history, his 38 blocks tied for fourth in single-season school history, his 261 free throws were first, his 323 attempts were first, his 380 rebounds were tied for 10th, his 274 field goals were tied for seventh and his 537 attempts were seventh...scored a team-high 25 points vs. Rutgers (March 8) in Notre Dame?s win in first round of the BIG EAST tournament...tied a career high 35 points against Seton Hall (Feb. 19)...established a career high with 35 points vs. St. Francis-Pa. (Nov. 21)...had a career-high five assists vs. Loyola Marymount (Jan. 2)...scored in double figures in all 37 games and had 20 double-doubles, most in the BIG EAST and tied for fourth nationally...scored 20 or more points in 24 games and 30 or more in nine contests...has now played in 64 collegiate basketball games, scoring in double figures in all but one and posting 32 double-doubles...has scored 20 or more points 34 different times and 30 or more points 12 times...was named to the Preseason NIT all-tournament team after averaging 24.8 points per game in four games in the event...was named a finalist for the United States Junior National Team in the summer of ?99...had to withdraw from the trials due to a hernia, which required surgery on July 13...was one of three Irish captains along with Skylard Owens and Todd Palmer...named Notre Dame National Monogram Club MVP.
AS A FRESHMAN: The 1999 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year...was named to the Basketball News national all-freshman team...was named the BIG EAST newcomer of the year by Basketball News and BIG EAST Briefs and named to the national all-freshman team by College Hoops Insider...his 519 points set the Notre Dame freshman scoring record, previously held by Adrian Dantley with 511 in 1973-74...was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Irish at 19.2 points per game and 9.9 rebounds in ?98-?99...was named the Notre Dame National Monogram Club Most Valuable Player...was named the BIG EAST rookie of the week eight times ? Nov. 17, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 11 as he shared the award and again on Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and shared the award again on March 1 ... the eight awards were good for second place in BIG EAST history ... finished the season with a 19.2-points-per-game average in BIG EAST league games, second highest in conference history behind Allen Iverson?s mark of 19.8 in 1994-95 for Georgetown ... was the first freshman in BIG EAST history to lead the league in rebounding at 10.3 per game in conference playing BIG EAST statistics in overall games, was third in scoring (first among newcomers), first in rebounding, first in field-goal percentage, ninth in blocks, first in defensive rebounding and seventh in offensive rebounding...in conference games, was third in scoring (first among newcomers), first in rebounding, first in field-goal percentage, fifth in blocked shots, first in defensive rebounding and sixth in offensive rebounding ... recorded a double-double in 12 games (to lead the BIG EAST) and had a double-double in eight league games to lead BIG EAST ... returned to the Irish starting lineup Jan. 27 vs. Boston College after missing the three previous games due to a sprained ankle...when he returned, had double-doubles in seven of the final 10 games of the season ...started the first 17 games of the season...missed the Villanova, Seton Hall and Rutgers games due to a sprained left ankle suffered in practice on Jan. 14 ... returned to the Irish starting lineup against the Eagles and had 17 points with 11 rebounds and then had 26 points and 12 rebounds vs. Providence (Jan. 29) and then added 22 points and 13 rebounds in win over Seton Hall (Feb. 6)...also had 15 points and nine rebounds vs. Georgetown (Feb. 10), a career-high 32 points with 16 rebounds vs. West Virginia (Feb. 14) and added 17 points and 11 rebounds in win over Mountaineers (Feb. 21)...had 17 points and 12 rebounds in regular-season finale vs. Boston College...was named the BIG EAST rookie of the week in final week of season with performance against Boston College and 22 point-seven rebound effort vs. St. John?s (Feb. 24)...scored 28 points with 15 rebounds in BIG EAST tournament first round vs. Seton Hall...tied his then-career high by scoring 30 points in win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 5 ... first BIG EAST rookie-of-the-week honor came after opening week of season after scoring 19 points in collegiate debut vs. Miami of Ohio (Nov. 13) and 16 points vs. Yale (Nov. 15) ...second honor came after scoring 30 points with 11 rebounds in Notre Dame?s BIG EAST Conference-opening win over Providence (Dec. 8) ...the 30 points vs. the Friars tied a BIG EAST record for most points by an individual in first career conference game ...tied record of Allen Iverson, who also scored 30 points vs. Providence on Dec. 7, 1994 ... was eight-of-15 from free-throw line vs. the Friars, but made four straight free throws in the last 15 seconds of the contest... third honor came after scoring 27 points vs. Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 19) ... fourth honor came after averaging 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in wins over Stetson and St. Francis ...the fifth honor came after the Pittsburgh game and scoring 17 points vs. Villanova (Jan. 7) and 13 in win at Miami (Jan. 9) ... was the first BIG EAST player to score 30 or more points in two different conference games in freshman season and did it three times ... scored double figures in first 12 games, becoming the first Notre Dame freshman ever to score in double figures in first 12 career games since freshmen became eligible in 1970-71 ... had 21 points and 17 rebounds vs. Alaska-Anchorage (Nov. 27), 23 points and 16 rebounds vs. Indiana (Dec. 10), 27 points and 14 rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 19), 30 points and 10 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh, both Providence, West Virginia and Seton Hall games and the Boston College game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was named the most valuable player for his team at the prestigious Capital Classic in Washington, D.C., after the high school season as he scored 18 points with 21 rebounds in the postseason game...played for Delbarton High School in Northern Hills, N.J., for head coach Dan Whalen...was named honorable mention All-America by Street and Smith?s...has high school records for most points in a game (53) and career (1,892) and most rebounds in a game (23) and career (950)...team went 20-6 during senior season and advanced to state quarterfinals...averaged 33.0 points per game as a senior to lead the state of New Jersey in scoring...also averaged 14.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game...shot 56.8 percent from the floor (320 of 563), which included a five-for-17 mark from three-point range...was named the Morris County player of the year by the Newark Star Ledger...is third in Morris County history in career scoring...averaged 20.5 points per game as a sophomore with 11.8 rebounds to earn first team all-county honors...averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a junior...named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for the 1999-2000 school year...full name is Troy B. Murphy...born 5-2-80...a sociology major who was enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
Murphy's Career Highs
Troy Murphy's Career Statistics