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Taisha Murphy to play basketball at Richmond

Taisha Murphy signs with Richmond with her parents (seated) Brent and Laura Murphy, her brother (seated at right) Zachary Murphy, (standing, from left) Clayton principal Clint Eaves, basketball coach Marlon Lee and athletic director Stacey Houser.
Taisha Murphy signs with Richmond with her parents (seated) Brent and Laura Murphy, her brother (seated at right) Zachary Murphy, (standing, from left) Clayton principal Clint Eaves, basketball coach Marlon Lee and athletic director Stacey Houser. cbest@newsobserver.com

Parents: Brent and Laura Murphy

Height: 5-foot-8 ½

High School: Clayton

Club Team: Blue Star Carolinas

Also Considered: New Mexico, N.C. A&T, Western Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth

Why Richmond? “The coaches there are great. The head coach followed me in every travel tournament I was in. I was his first in-home visit for this class. And when I visited the school, it felt like home.”

Major: Journalism

Notable: Taisha is looking forward to playing Atlantic 10 Conference basketball with the Spiders. She expects to take on a combination guard role, but will probably play more point guard than off-guard. … She just started her fourth season as a varsity starter for the Comets. “The thing I’ll remember most about playing here at Clayton is just the way we play,” Taisha said. “Every year we seem to be overlooked and kind of the underdogs but we find a way to come through and overachieve a lot.” … She wants to improve her fitness level as she prepares to shift to the college game.

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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