Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Tribute to Dutchy; Game to Be Played in Honour of Lismore Basketball Stalwart

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Tribute to Dutchy; Game to Be Played in Honour of Lismore Basketball Stalwart

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Byline: Mitchell Craig Sports reporter

BASKETBALL was his passion and former Lismore player Glenn Murphy will be honoured by the first game of the year being played in his memory next Wednesday night.

Murphy was killed in a car crash on Bangalow Rd when he was on his way to a tournament at Byron Bay last month.

The 34-year-old played in the Lismore Basketball Association for 12 years with the Tatts Bats.

The team will be renamed the Flying Dutchmen in honour of Murphy, whose nickname was aDutchya.

aBasketball was his number one sport and he was playing long before I met him,a partner Mel Davis said.

aIt really touched my heart when I heard about what they were doing and I'm sure he would have loved it.

aAll the family will be there and we're looking forward to it.a

His playing singlet will also be raised above the court a similar to when a player has their singlet number retired and hung on the wall in the NBA.

aIt's the ultimate respect you can show a player and it will be great to see the No44 hanging there,a teammate Ben Conte said. …

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