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Toure’ Murry retires after a nine-year professional career

Toure' Murry retires after a nine-year professional career

Former New York Knicks guard Toure’ Murry has officially announced his retirement from professional basketball after a nine-year career.

Through 56 career NBA games, the 6’5″ guard averaged 2.6 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. He shot 43.3% from the floor and 41.7% from beyond the arc.

Murry released this retirement statement: “The first time I picked up a basketball at age 5, it was the moment where I felt the most alive. Basketball has given me my escape in reality to be anybody I wanted to be…”

“I want to leave all the young aspiring hoopers a message: YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION!!!! Cheers to New Beginnings!!!”

In 2012, Murry went undrafted out of Wichita State. During the 2012-13 season, he played with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the then Development League (G League).

Furthermore, in 52 games played with the Vipers, the guard averaged 9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.8 steals per game. The team went on to become D-League champions in 2013.

On September 11, 2013, he signed as a free agent with the Knicks.

In the 2013-14 season, through 51 games off the bench with the Knicks, the guard averaged 2.7 points and 1 assist per game. He also averaged 43.4% from the field and 41.7% from 3-point range.

On April 16, 2014, in the Knicks’ 95-92 win over the Toronto Raptors, Murry scored a career-high 15 points in 29 minutes of action. He finished 6-of-12 (50%) shooting from the field.

Toure’ Murry retires after a nine-year professional career

Throughout January 2014, he was assigned and recalled by the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.

Come time to August, he signed a two-year contract with the Utah Jazz. But he appeared in just one game.

For the 2014-15 season, the guard also played with the Idaho Stampede of the D-League. However, he was then traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

On February 7, 2015, in the Rio Grande Valley Vipers’ 109-107 win against the Texas Legends, Murry logged his first career triple-double. He finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 11…

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