Born September 13, 1941 Willie Murrell played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1968-1970. Willie Vernon Murrell was an American professional basketball player. Murrell was born in Taft, Oklahoma. A 6'6" forward, he played at Kansas State University from 1962 to 1964. He averaged 20.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game during his time at Kansas State and was a 1964 first-team All-American.