Popeye Quiz Q&A

Dresden, Tenn., native Ronald “Popeye” Jones played for Murray State from 1989-1992 before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 1992 NBA draft.

After being named OVC Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991 as well as OVC Athlete of the Year in 1991 and 1992, he was taken as the 41st overall pick before playing professionall in Milan, Italy for one season.

Popeye’s No. 54 is retired and he was inducted into the Murray State Hall of Fame in 2007. He is currently an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers.

1) In 1990-91, Popeye ranked second in rebounds behind which famous basketball player?

A) Shaquille O’Neal

B) Larry Johnson

C) Steve Smith

D) Chris Webber


2) How many NCAA appearances have the Racers made?

A) 27

B) 15

C) 12

D) 23


3) Which university did Head Coach Steve Prohm attend?

A) Murray State University

B) The Univeristy of Kentucky

C) Ball State University

D) The University of Alabama


4) Including 2014-15, how many seasons has the program had?

A) 87

B) 93

C) 89

D) 72


5) Who is Murray State’s all-time highest scorer?

A) Ronald “Popeye” Jones

B) Jeff Martin Sr.

C) Jeff Martin Jr.

D) De’Teri Mayes


6) Aside from Popeye, how many Racers have scored over 2,000 career points at Murray State?

A) Two

B) Five

C) Nine

D) None


7) How many numbers have been retired at Murray State?

A) 22

B) Five

C) Three

D) Nine


8) Which Racer legend toured with the Harlem Globetrotters?

A) Garrett Beshear

B) Isaiah Canaan

C) Bennie Purcell

D) Johnny Reagan




1. A

2. B

3. D

4. C

5. B

6. B

7. D

8. D