- Jay Murphy was one of the main reasons why Boston College enjoyed incredible success in the early 1980s, leading the Eagles to three NCAA Tournaments - two Sweet 16s and one Elite Eight - and one NIT in his four seasons (1980-84).
- A two-year team captain, the Meriden, Conn., product led BC to an 88-36 record in his four seasons, and was a three-time BIG EAST honoree. He currently ranks sixth on the school's career scoring list (1,795 points) and seventh on the career rebounding list (763 rebounds).
- Murphy was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 31st pick in the 1984 NBA Draft. He played four seasons in the NBA - two each with the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Bullets - before concluding his illustrious career in Europe (France and Italy).
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.