Girls Prep Basketball Player Killed in New York

by September 11, 2011
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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.”