Video: Tommy Murr goes off for 49 points
Alabama senior one of three players to score 1,400 in a season twice.
In going over 1,400 points on the season, Murr became the third player in boys basketball history to score over 1,400 points in a season twice during their high school career.
He scored an Alabama state record 1,442 points last season, and broke his own record Tuesday when he upped his 2020 season total to 1,450. Murr added 56 points in a playoff loss Thursday ending his senior year with 1,506 points, good for 20th all-time.
The only other players to score over 1,400 points twice are Jackie Moreland of Minden (La.), who scored 1,550 as a sophomore in 1954 and 1,935 points as a senior in 1956, and Bruce Williams of Florien (La.) with 1,496 as a junior in 1979 and 1,851 as a senior the following year.
The three appear on the list of all-time single season scorers, which includes all those players who have scored over 1,400 points in a season. The list is heavy with players from Louisiana due to the fact that small schools in the state at one time played as many as 60 to 70 games in a single season.
The list includes future NBA players Karl Malone, Monta Ellis, Al Jefferson, Tracy Murray and Jackie Moreland.Top 35 boys high school basketball single-season scoring leaders
1. 3,173 — Greg Procell, Ebarb (Noble, La.), 1970
Only about 150 high school basketball players have ever scored more in their entire career than what Procell scored in 1970. In helping Ebarb go 56-12 and win the Class C state championship, Procell averaged 46.7 points per game with a high game of 100 points.2. 2,690 — Harold Ray Strother, Plainview (Glenmora, La.), 1959
Plainview posted a 68-3 record en route to winning the Class C championship. Strother set the national record (at the time) for points in a season while averaging 37.9 points per game.3. 2,052 — Bobby Joe Douglas, Marion (La.), 1980
Douglas holds the national record for scoring average in a season at 54.0 points per game (2,052 points, 38 games). However, he wasn't guaranteed to even be the leading scorer in the nation in 1980 until Ervin Stepp (see later) had his average fall from 54.2 to 53.7 in the final game of the season.4. 1,935 — Jackie Moreland, Minden (La.), 1956
Set the national record for points in a season, breaking the previous mark of 1,550 he set as a sophomore. He's the only player to score more than 1,500 points in two different seasons, averaging 30.2 points per game.5. 1,851 — Bruce Williams, Florien (La.), 1980
Averaged 28 points per game in a 51-14 season and became the second player to score over 1,400 points twice.6. 1,734 — Kelly Coleman, Wayland (Ky.), 1956
The total is the No. 6 all-time mark, but it was only No. 2 in 1956 behind Jackie Moreland. He averaged 46.8 points per game.7. 1,681 — Bennie Fuller, Arkansas School for the Deaf (Little Rock, Ark.), 1971
Fuller broke Kent Hyde's scoring average record in 1971, averaging 50.9 points per game.8. 1,678 — Michael Cutright, Zwolle (La.), 1985
Led Zwolle to a state championship (43-9) while averaging 32.6 points per game.9. 1,593 — George Corley, Florien (La.), 1967
Averaged 28.4 points per game, including 60 points in the state semifinals, while leading Florien to a 43-11 mark.10. 1,567 — James Wyatt, Belmont (La.), 1965
Averaged 30.7 points per game in 51 games (47-4), including 54 in the state Class C championship game.11. 1,554 — Karl Malone, Summerfield (La.), 1981
The future NBA all-star was the Class C state Player of the Year while leading Summerfield to three straight state championships. He averaged 32.6 points as a senior during a 39-9 campaign. 12. 1,550 — Jackie Moreland, Minden (La.), 1954
As a sophomore, Moreland became the first player to score over 1,500 points in a season. He played half the season at Harris before transferring to Minden in January.13. 1,542 — David Cambre, French Settlement (La.), 1955
Cambre averaged 30.2 points per game as a senior en route to becoming the all-time national career scoring leader with 5,814 points.14. 1,536 — Cannon Whitby, Obion County (Troy, Tenn.), 1986
Led his team to a Tennessee Class AA state championship while averaging 39 points per game.15. 1,536 — Derek Smith, Atlanta (La.), 1996
Averaged 30 points per game while leading Atlanta to a 48-0 record and a Class C state championship.16. 1,517 — Monta Ellis, Lanier (Jackson, Miss.), 2005
A future NBA all-star, Ellis led the nation in scoring with a 41.0 average.17. 1,516 — Patrick Minnifield, Shongaloo (La.), 1991
Averaged 37.9 points per game as a senior after averaging 37.5 points as a junior.18. 1,509 — Calvin Gerke, Snook (Texas), 1966
Gerke averaged 29 points per game while leading Snook to a 52-0 record and the Class B championship. Gerke won his final 78 games at Snook.19. 1,508 — Todd Briley, Crowley (La.), 1995
The Class B state Player of the year averaged 33.6 points in 46 games (42-4).
20. 1,506 — Tommy Murr, Lindsay Lane Christian Academy (Athens, Ala.), 202021. 1,505 — Tracy Murray, Glendora (Calif.), 1989
Murr scored 56 in his final high school game as Lindsay Lane lost in the 1A playoffs on Thursday. He scored 26 points in a playoff game on Feb. 11 to
break his own state record for most points scored in a season.
Averaged 44.3 points per game to set the state record for points in a season, including 64 points in a state championship game loss.22. 1,496 — Bruce Williams, Florien (La.), 1979
Before scoring 1,851 points as a senior, Williams became the first junior to score over 1,400 points in a single season.23. 1,494 — Steve Farquhar, Calvary Baptist (Lakewood, N.J.), 1985
Averaging 49.8 points in 30 games, Farquhar has the seventh-highest single season scoring average in the nation.24. 1,480 — Manuel Dugas, Lacassine (La.), 1976
Scored over 1,000 points three years in a row and was the Class C state MVP his final two seasons. Averaged 25.7 points as a senior.25. 1,475 — Bobby Patrick, Converse (La.), 1966
Patrick only averaged 21.7 points per game, but his team played 68 games (52-16) before falling the Class C championship game.26. 1,459 — Michael Goings, Robeline (La.), 1970
Perhaps the most curious thing about Goings' season is that he only made the Class C all-state second team, despite scoring nearly 1,500 points for a 29.1 point average. 27. 1,457 — Joe Girard III, Glens Falls (N.Y.), 2019
Girard III averaged 50 points per game as a junior, but set the New York record for points in a season as a senior while leading the Indians to a state title.28. 1,455 — Troy House, Leakey (Texas), 1989
Averaged 44.1 points per game as a junior at Leakey before spending his senior season at Ingram Tom Moore, where he set the state career scoring record.29. 1,449 — Ervin Stepp, Phelps (Ky.), 1980
Battled Bobby Joe Douglas all season for the highest scoring average in the nation, but scored 37 in his final game to finish with a 53.7 average.30. 1,442 — Tommy Murr, Lindsay Lane Christian Academy, 2019
By scoring over 1,400 points as a junior and a senior, Murr became just the third player ever to scored over 1,400 points twice.31. 1,431 — Robert Hudson, Shady Grove (La.), 1974
A Class C all-state player, Hudson averaged 35.8 points per game in 40 games.32. 1,425 — Tommy Jones, Crane (Texas), 1969
Jones led the nation in scoring with an average of 43.2 points per game.33. 1,422 — Ochiel Swaby, North Miami (Fla.), 1991
Led the nation in scoring at 47.4 while setting the Florida state record for points scored in a season.34. 1,411 — Kent Hyde, Onida (S.D.), 1954
After averaging 16.1 points per game as a junior, Hyde set a national record with his point total and also became the first player to average over 50 points per game (50.4).35. 1,406 — Al Jefferson, Prentiss (Miss.), 2004
The future first-round NBA draft pick led the nation with 42.6 average while leading Prentiss to a 25-8 record. Jefferson scored 56 points in his final game.