Murphy to play in national
By Etienne Emmanuel
After an outstanding performance
in the USA Junior National all-state high school basketball competition,
T.J. Murphy, who is currently a junior at Nordhoff High School,
has been invited to participate in the prestigious USA Junior
National Championship Sports Festival on July 7 through 13, in
"The tryout was held at UCSB There were a lot of good players.
Hopefully I get a chance to play against a high level of competition
and get some exposure, so that some schools can see me play,"
Based in Madison, Wisc., the USA Junior Nationals provides one
of the top amateur competitions in the United States. It offers
its program to all athletes who have a high interest in basketball,
and to those who are interested in developing their skills and
techniques through statewide, national and international competition.
The event is an opportunity for all athletes to improve their
basketball talent through highly organized competition.
USA Junior Nationals offers one-day competitions at 44 sites
throughout the country in the spring with competition scheduled
throughout the South, Midwest, and east, and west coasts. Athletes
who demonstrate advanced skills, team leadership, competitive
spirit, and good sportsmanship go on to the next level of play,
which is the USA Junior National Sports Festival.
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