#5 Shooting Guard

Dejounte Murray

Height / Weight
6' 5" / 180 lbs
Born
Sep 19, 1996 (26)
College
Washington
NBA Draft
1st Round, 29th Overall, 2016
NBA Career
4
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$4M
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
20.6
-0.6
Rebounds
5.9
-2.4
Assists
6.6
-2.6
PER
21.14
-6.09
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Dejounte Murray
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington
Education: Washington

Dejounte Murray Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Dejounte Murray, the starting point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, is one of the most promising players on the young Spurs roster. From the greater Seattle area, where many NBA players have come from, Murray has been playing with accomplished NBA veterans from an early age. He played one year of college basketball with the University of Washington and was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs with the 29th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. His defensive potential was immediately obvious, as he was named for the All-Defensive Second Team in his second season. 

A preseason ACL tear caused Murray to miss all of the 2018-2019 season, but he returned for the 2019-2020 season. His offensive game continues to grow, as he has demonstrated a far improved jump shot and ball handling in his new role as the Spurs’ primary ball handler.

Dejounte Murray High School Career (Rainier Beach High School)

Murray attended Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. He led the team to a state title and was named Mr. Basketball and the Seattle Times Player of the Year.

Dejounte Murray College Career (University of Washington Huskies)

Murray played one season for the University of Washington. He started all 34 games as the team’s point guard, averaging 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.8 steals per game.

At the season’s end, he was named to the All Pac-12 Second Team and the All Pac-12 Freshman team. He declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Dejounte Murray NBA Career

Murray was drafted with the 29th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs. Coming into the league, he was praised for his defense and athleticism but there were concerns about how the offense would function around him given his limited shooting. At first, his role was limited, appearing in only 23 regular season games. However, his season-high of 24 points against the Denver Nuggets made him the youngest Spur to score 24 or more points. When Tony Parker was out with a leg injury, Murray got the starting berth in the Spurs’ playoff run starting with Game 3 of the Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets, and he helped the team win the series and advance to the conference finals where they lost to the Golden State Warriors.

In his second year Murray appeared in 81 games and started 48 of them. He scored 8.1 points per game but shot under 30% from three. However, his defensive contributions were important to the team, especially with Kawhi Leonard’s absence due to injury, and he became the youngest player to make an All-Defensive team.

A preseason ACL tear caused Murray to miss all of the 2018-2019 season. Until the 2019-2020 season was suspended due to coronavirus, Murray was the Spurs' starting point guard. He showed significant improvement on both 2 and 3 point jumpers, and again was very important on the defensive end, ranking 7th in the league in steals at the time of suspension. 

Dejounte Murray Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Dejounte Murray has earned $4M of his $6.3M rookie contract and has a 4 year, $64M extension that runs from 2020-2024. He has an endorsement deal with New Balance.

Dejounte Murray signed a 4 year, $64 million extension with the San Antonio Spurs in 2019. 

Dejounte Murray Personal Life

Murray's high school produced many NBA players, including Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson. Murray credits some of these players as important mentors growing up. Murray has a daughter named Riley.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x All-Defensive Second Team
2017
Awards and Honors by Year:
2017
All-Defensive Second Team

Dejounte Murray Quotes

  • "Your growth is going to scare the wrong people and impress the right people!"
  • "“We get paid to come out and execute a game plan our coaches give us. We get paid to produce. We don’t get paid to laugh and crack jokes. You will never hear me blame my coaches. Even if they were the problem, I would never blame my coaches. We got to lace ‘em up and go compete.”

Dejounte Murray Fun Facts

  • Former NBA player Jamal Crawford, also from the Seattle area, is cited by Murray as one of his most important mentors
  • Murray has a shoulder tattoo of a Madball, a foam toy from the 1980s
  • Murray has played pickup basketball with NBA players from Seattle since his early high school years
Career stats
2022-2023
ATL
2021-2022
SA
2020-2021
SA
2019-2020
SA
2018-2019
SA
2017-2018
SA
2016-2017
SA
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
21 36.8 44.1 34.4 88.7 5.9 6.6 0.3 1.9 20.6
2021-2022
68 34.8 46.2 32.7 79.4 8.3 9.2 0.3 2.0 21.1
2020-2021
67 31.9 45.3 31.7 79.1 7.1 5.4 0.1 1.5 15.7
2019-2020
66 25.5 46.2 36.9 79.8 5.8 4.1 0.3 1.7 10.9
2018-2019
0 N/A 0.0 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017-2018
81 21.5 44.4 26.5 70.9 5.7 2.9 0.4 1.2 8.1
2016-2017
39 8.3 43.1 39.1 70.0 1.1 1.3 0.1 0.2 3.3
Recent Games
Wed 11/30
Mon 11/28
Sun 11/27
Fri 11/25
Wed 11/23
Mon 11/21
Sat 11/19
Wed 11/16
Mon 11/14
Sat 11/12
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Wed 11/30
W 125-108
38 27 0 3 3 6 2 1 5
Mon 11/28
L 101-104
40 17 1 4 5 6 1 1 7
Sun 11/27
L 106-98
38 13 0 5 5 2 1 0 2
Fri 11/25
L 122-128
35 39 0 3 3 3 2 0 3
Wed 11/23
W 106-115
34 15 1 6 7 4 3 0 2
Mon 11/21
L 102-114
37 11 1 3 4 6 1 0 4
Sat 11/19
W 122-124
40 17 0 7 7 4 2 0 2
Wed 11/16
L 126-101
33 19 0 3 3 5 1 0 3
Mon 11/14
W 121-106
36 19 0 8 8 5 0 0 1
Sat 11/12
L 109-121
38 23 3 5 8 7 2 0 0