Today’s interview is with Phoenix Mercury’s very own shooting guard, Shay Murphy. At what age did you begin playing your sport? For Shay, she started at 12… and she even played against guys. Tune in we discuss her transition from the co-ed ball, to playing USC, to WNBA and Euroleague professional basketball. Wanna know what it’s like to play amongst the great Diana Taurasi? Wanna know how to take on a leadership role for your team? Listen to today’s interview with excitement and curiosity. If you’re thinking about throwing in the towel for your sport, let Shay persuade you to keep pushing.
Episode 141 Time Stamps:
(3:03) What’s the time zone in Turkey?
(3:43) Shay’s beginnings (at age 12)… Karate, to basketball?
(5:27) Falling in love with the game
(6:37) From the co-ed play to USC, to pro!
(9:10) Greater things will come to you
(11:38) To all the Freshman out there: Don’t quit now!
(14:24) When things get tough, GROW
(15:33) Always have a backup plan!
(17:50) Having a “diverse account” | Self-investment
(18:37) DJ Khaled's, "The Keys"
(21:09) Core elements of elite teams: ENERGY. CHEMISTRY.
(23:42) Playing with Diana Taurasi
(25:27) Leading by example | Let others praise you!
(27:24) Check yourself first, before others
(28:39) College ball = talent + work ethic
(31:20) Life as a professional ballplayer | As a rookie to the veterans, you ask, “What do I do??”
(33:23) Essential habits: Prayers, family time, and teammate friendships
(37:27) Avoid the “burn-out” | Refuse to be “comfortable”
(40:13) You’ve come so far - be GRATEFUL!
(41:51) Who knows, going out on the weekend might boost your PPG% … (true story)
(43:25) Dream convo with Jesus, Dr. MLK, and Serena Williams
(45:24) Find positivity within everything | Don’t give up! | Don’t be afraid to try!
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