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Stuart Murray

Basketball (Inducted: 1989-90)


Stuart  Murray

Stuart Murray was a key player in the Leopards' enormous success on the basketball courts in the mid 1950's. During his hoop career at Lafayette, Murray helped lead his team to a sparkling three-year record of 66 wins and 15 losses.

In addition, Murray led the Leopards to post-season play for the first time ever in each of his three years. Lafayette participated in the NIT in Murray's sophomore and junior seasons and in the NCAA Regional Playoffs in his senior campaign. In that 1956-57 season, Murray averaged 22.1 points a game while shooting 49 percent from the floor and 83.5% from the free throw line. In the `56-'57 season, the 6'0" Murray set a new single-season point total record of 597 (later surpassed) which eclipsed the previous school standard by 124 points set by his head coach, George Davis `51. Born in Newark, NJ on October 10,1935, Murray grew up in West Orange.