Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 3:54 pm  |  30 responses

Girls Prep Basketball Player Killed in New York

Terrible, terrible news out of New York City today, as Tayshana Murphy, a touted girl’s prep basketball player, was murdered in a Harlem apartment this morning. Via ESPN NY: “A highly touted girl’s prep basketball player was shot to death in a New York apartment building early Sunday morning. Tayshana Murphy, 18, was shot in the head by a gunman in a hallway of her home, a housing project in Harlem’s Morningside Heights neighborhood. According to media reports, Murphy, a senior at Murry Bergtraum High School who previously attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, may have been the victim of mistaken identity. ‘It’s very devastating, it’s something you never want to deal with,’ said Murphy’s Murry Bergtraum coach, Ed Grezinsky. ‘You deal with all kinds of things and adversity as a coach, injuries and all kinds of family issues, but something like this is beyond comprehension. Somebody that is young like that and has everything to live for and has everything in front of her, she was very much looking forward to this season. She had (torn) her ACL last year and I spoke to her last week and I said ‘Are you ready for this season?’ and she said ‘I can’t wait.” There were no arrests and the shooting remained under investigation, according to media reports.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Terrible, rip.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Another life wasted over bullsh*t.

  • TC

    Terrible loss. My condolences to her family.

  • robb

    this is terrible. R.I.P. Tayshana

  • AMPduppp

    This is all sorts of fu(ked up… R.I.P.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher


  • SwaGG_SeaN

    Damn that is sad another life promising life lost over some nonsense, my condolences to her family and friends


    Sickening and downright depressing…My sincere condolences goes out to Tayshana Murphy’s family, friends, and teammates.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    It’s a cold world. This is some savage sh*t, what makes it worse is that the girl was begging for her life and dude still pulled the trigger

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Heartbreaking. What kind of person just takes another persons life in cold blood like this? What is wrong with your brain?

  • R2j

    RIP Hope karma strikes those punks and hit em’ where it hurts.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford


  • Greg Gantt

    Another young person doing the right thing taken away from us. When I heard this I almost got physically ill. Condolences to the family. Damn!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    RIP. Damn…

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Reading the comment section for this story on any other website but Slam will make you physically ill.

  • bike

    Harold Kushner wrote a book titled ‘When Bad Things Happen to Good People’. Provides a practical and compassionate answer to events like this if one is asking the question “why her?”.

  • http://www.tampax.com Coach

    God wrote a book titled the Bible. Provides a practical and compassionate answer to events like this one if one is asking the question “why her?”.

  • Mo

    Sad. RIP.


    Rest In Peace….

  • LA Huey


  • C Da Tyrant

    May she rest in peace. someone heard/saw something and need to come forward so the bastard gets whats coming to him.

  • AlfromdPhils

    Condolences. Sad to see a NY ballplayer go away like this.

  • BostonBaller

    Prayers going up for family & friends. Written by select men, inspired by God….oh so true Coach

  • BostonBaller

    C Da Tyrant, you know that there are 2 many idiots out there “keep’n it real” and upholding that dumb “no snitch” mess that it will be hard to catch them. I pray I’m wrong. Simply Sad

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I hope the person(s) who did this comes forward.

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    This story makes me so angry.Why must we solve things with guns ALL the time ? There has to be a better way to solve beefs with people.

  • http://slamonline.com Bam Bam

    It’s ashame that ASS HOLES do craps like this that poor girl didn’t do anything but try to go home. My condolences to the family I hope NYPD catches the the fool…

  • anonymous

    I did not know her, but know some of her family and they are amazing, bright,caring people. The children are all smart and respectful. Just a wonderful family to know. God bless them all.

  • Mike M

    This a case where Stop snitching should be looked at as a stopped BS slogan and some one should say something. So many of these punk gangsters walk around our cities like they are Gods. I hope he is caught and has to be locked away and turned into some one in jails girlfriend.

  • http://Slam Tawayla Clay

    Its really sad that a person would do such a horrible thing to anyone. She didn’t deserve it at all. It hurts deep down when someone takes another person life for stupidity. I am truly sorry to hear she lost her precious life over some dumb bull%%%%. She deserved to live and had everything to live for. Such a coward to do this to her and have the nerve to run. I pray they catch the fool who did this and make him/her suffer until the time comes for their soul to burn in Hell. RIP sweetheart, as you live in paradise heaven and rejoice with the Lord.