Derek Murray joined the Babcock Hoops team in 2019 as a Video Scout and currently serves as director of scouting.
“Derek’s passion for the game of basketball, his work ethic, and willingness to learn is certainly a recipe for success. He is an up-and-coming presence within the basketball world. We are lucky to have him,” said owner and founder of Babcock Hoops, Matt Babcock.
In addition to his role with Babcock Hoops, Murray also works for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Season Ticket Retention Department. Now in his fourth season with the organization, he manages over 350 individual and corporate clients. Prior to Oklahoma City, he began his career in sports at the University of Texas in Austin as a Service and Retention Consultant in intercollegiate athletics. In this role, he was responsible for servicing and retaining over 1,000 university and intercollegiate athletics donors across seven sports.
He entered the world of talent evaluation in 2017, having served as a scout for the Professional Basketball Combine and running his own website, The Blueprint NBA. He has evaluated players at the NBA Summer League, G League Showcase, and Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. He has consulted for various professional basketball agencies and has been published on NetScouts Basketball and Eurobasket.
In 2015, Derek graduated from Lee University, in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he was named a "Young Entrepreneur" and earned a degree in Business Administration.
Derek currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife Katherine.