Georgetown Basketball History: The Top 100
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92. Joe Murphy
BSS 1939
Hometown: West New York, NJ
High School: Memorial
Position: Forward
Height: Not Recorded
Weight: Not Recorded
Years on Team: 1936-39
Highlights:
All-EIBC, 1938, 1939
Career Points By Decade, #2
Leading Scorer, 1939
Team Captain, 1939


Over three seasons at Georgetown from 1936 through 1939, Joe Murphy established himself as one only one of Georgetown's best guards of the era, but among the best in the East.

Murphy scored in double figures in 17 of his 65 games, opening with 11 points in an upset of NYU that was Georgetown's first appearance at Madison Square Garden, and 18 the following year, also against NYU. A runner-up in scoring his sophomore year, Murphy led the Hoyas in scoring in 1938 with a 7.8 average, and was selected to the first team All-Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball Conference (EIBC). With the honor, Murphy became only the second Georgetown player honored with a first team selection.

Murphy's experience and point production paved the way for the 1938-39 team which tied for the EIBC title, the first team title for Georgetown in 27 years. He scored in double figures nine times that season, including 14 points versus Syracuse, 11 in a win over Maryland, and 15 over Penn State. The 6-0 senior was again selected All-EIBC at the conclusion of his senior season, and finished fifth in all-time in scoring to date, second among players from the 1930's.

 


Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1936-37 15 73 4.9
1937-38 18 141 7.8
1938-39 21 187 8.9

Total

54 401 7.4
 
Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

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Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played Not Recorded Not Recorded
Points 18 (1/5/38) 0 (Two games)
Field Goals Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Field Goals Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
3 Point FG Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 Point FG Attempted Not Applicable Not Applicable
Free Throws Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Free Throws Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
Offensive Rebounds Not Recorded Not Recorded
Total Rebounds Not Recorded Not Recorded
Assists Not Recorded Not Recorded
Turnovers Not Recorded Not Recorded
Blocked Shots Not Recorded Not Recorded
Steals Not Recorded Not Recorded

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