Former #NBA basketball player Jay Murphy on Educational side of Sports in Developing Countries
In this film, Jay Murphy talks about the Educational side of Sports in Developing Countries. Jay Murphy is a principal in the AXiA Group of Rhode Island, which is in the insurance industry. The word "AXiA" translates from Greek to mean "value, capable, merit, worth and worthiness".
Jay Murphy is a former NBA professional basketball player. Murphy was selected in the second round out of Boston College in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, and he was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for center Jerome Whitehead. In 1986, he was signed as a free agent with the Washington Bullets where he finished his NBA career during the 1987-1988 season. Murphy then played professional basketball in France and Italy before retiring in 1995.
Jay Murphy graduated from Francis T Maloney High School in Meriden, Connecticut, and Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
At Boston College, he averaged 14.6 points per game in his four years when Boston College enjoyed incredible success in the early 1980s. Murphy lead the Eagles to three NCAA Tournaments - two Sweet 16s and one Elite Eight - and one NIT in his four seasons (1980–84). He was a three-time Big East honoree, and he ranks sixth on the Boston College's's career scoring list (1,795 points) and seventh on the career rebounding list (763 rebounds).
Murphy was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. His son Erik played basketball at the University of Florida, and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft. Murphy's middle son Alex plays at Duke University, and his youngest son is an aspiring collegiate basketball player, currently attending high school in Rhode Island.
The Murphy sons have dual citizenship due to their Finnish mother Päivi, who played basketball for the Finnish National team.