The Los Angeles Lakers employed former WNBA and USC standout Shay Murphy to their teaching workers as a training affiliate, based on Dave McMenamin of ESPN. She’s going to be a part of John Lucas III and David Fizdale together with returning teaching workers members Phil Useful, Mike Penberthy, Quinton Crawford and Miles Simon on the Lakers’ workers.
The Lakers have added former WNBA participant Shay Murphy as a training affiliate, sources instructed ESPN. The L.A.-area native attended USC and had a professional profession that spanned greater than a decade abroad and within the WNBA, the place she gained a title with Phoenix in 2014. pic.twitter.com/CSzkd7pw0F
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 3, 2021
Murphy performed collegiate basketball at USC for 4 seasons earlier than going into the WNBA when the Minnesota Lynx chosen her with the No. 15 general choose within the 2007 WNBA draft. Her basketball profession lasted over a decade between enjoying abroad and a WNBA profession that resulted in 2017. In 2014, Murphy was on the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury squad.
In an interview with the WNBA In ’07, Murphy revealed that the Lakers had been the inspiration to choose up a basketball within the first place:
“…The story goes like this: I used to be truly doing karate, hapkido, and I noticed these youngsters carrying these YMCA junior Lakers jerseys. All of them had purple shorts with the gold Lakers signal on them. I believed these had been so cool. I needed one of many jerseys,” Murphy stated then. “My mother stated, OK, you must select (basketball or karate). And I stated, I need that, and that’s how I began enjoying basketball, and I nonetheless have my yellow junior Lakers jersey.”
Now it appears that Shay Murphy is the primary lady employed for a training position in Lakers historical past, and is one among a choose few in NBA historical past.