Former Wichita State standout Toure’ Murry has announced his retirement as a professional basketball player, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv (Twitter link). Begley passes along a statement from Murry in which he makes his decision official.
“In bitter-sweetness, today I am announcing my retirement from basketball,” Murry wrote. “You never know when the ball will stop bouncing. The ball has officially stopped for me. I appreciate the game for opening unimaginable doors.”
After winning an NIT championship with the Shockers in 2011, Murry went undrafted in 2012 and began his career in the G League before eventually earning an NBA call-up. He appeared in 51 games for the Knicks during the 2013/14 season and played in five more contests for Utah and Washington the following year. In his 56 total NBA appearances, the combo guard averaged 2.6 points, 0.9 assists, and 0.8 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per contest.
Murry spent the next several years playing in the G League and in various leagues around the world, spending time in Turkey, Germany, Greece, Bosnia, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kuwait, and Ukraine up until 2022.
According to Begley, Murry – who is still just 32 years old – is hoping to transition into coaching at the college or pro level.