Murphy Holloway Leaving Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy announced Friday that sophomore forward Murphy Holloway is leaving the team for personal reasons.

Holloway started 30 of 34 games for the Rebels this past season, averaging 10.1 points and a team-high 7.6 rebounds per contest.

"This is a very difficult decision for me," Holloway said. "I've had a great two years here at Ole Miss. I'm sad to be leaving my Ole Miss family here, but I have to be a mature adult and take responsibility for my daughter and my family in South Carolina."

"Although we certainly regret that Murphy is leaving our program, we respect the fact that he is leaving in order to fulfill his obligation as a father," Kennedy said. "We will continue to support Murphy as he moves forward."

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound native of Irmo, S.C., ranked fifth in the SEC in rebounding and eighth in steals (1.5/game) this season. He finished sixth among league players with eight double-doubles. He struggled at the free-throw line, making just 41.7 percent compared to 58.4 percent as a freshman, but he did convert 56.0 percent of his field-goal attempts.

In two seasons at Ole Miss, Holloway amassed 606 career points, 464 rebounds, 86 steals and 33 blocks. He played in 65 games with 47 starts.
 

 

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