Eric Murdock
    Eric Murdock

    Hometown:
    West Bridgewater, N.J.

    High School:
    Raritan-West Bridgewater

    Last College:
    Providence '91

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 189


    Eric Murdock will long be recognized as one of the most complete and versatile guards in the storied history of PC backcourt greats. The third all-time leading scorer at Providence, he is second among three-point shooters, third in free throws, sixth in assists, second in steals and 29th in rebounding. His 376 career steals ranks second all-time in NCAA Division I history, behind only PC's John Linehan. Murdock's senior year was a storybook ride through both the record books and the collective imagination of the basketball public. Not chosen to any of the three BIG EAST postseason all-league teams as a junior, Murdock was a First Team All-American, one of the nation's top scorers, BIG EAST scoring champion, Eastern Player of the Year and the nation's Most Courageous Player Award winner as a senior. He had 12 30-points-or-more scoring nights (three over 40) and played in the East-West All-Star Game. His skills at PC earned him the nickname "the Man of Steal".

    Murdock, drafted 21st overall by the Utah Jazz, played nine seasons in the NBA from 1991-2000. He played for the Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers. Murdock led the Bucks in assists and steals in 1992-93 and his 603 assists was the third-highest in Bucks single-season history at the time. His best year as a pro came during the 1993-94 season as a member of the Bucks, appearing in 82 games (76 starts) and averaging 15.3 points, 6.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game. His 2.4 steals per game ranked fifth in the NBA in 1993-94. In his NBA career, Murdock played in 508 games and scored a total of 5,118 points.

    He has also played in Italy for Teamsystem Bologna (1996-1997, reached the Italian Championship finals) and Virtus Bologna (2002-2003).