Written by: DeAndre Roseboro ( Shaw Intern)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Who is the only person in Shaw Athletics history with a jersey retired?
Ronald "Flip" Murray played for the Bears for two seasons and was key to the men's basketball contribution to the Decade of Champions. In his first year with the Bears, Murray average 22.1 points a game with 4.7 assists.
As a senior Murray upped his production during that season, scoring 777 points and averaging 23.5 per game. With Murray's production on the rise, he led the Bears to their first CIAA Championship, and to the NCAA Playoffs. In two seasons with the Bears Flip Murray scored 1,287 career points.
He was named All-CIAA both years and was the Most Outstanding Player in the Tournament in 2002. Murray was drafted in the second round as the No. 42 pick by the Milwaukee Bucks at the 2002 NBA draft. His number 22 jersey hangs inside the historical C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.