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The Times
  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Mohawk's Murphy picks Chestnut Hill

  • MAY 9 BOYS' BASKETBALL



    “I’m a Griffin now.”



    With a quick stroke of his pen Thursday, Carson Murphy made official his decision to attend Chestnut Hill College to continue his education and his basketball career.

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  • “I’m a Griffin now.”
    With a quick stroke of his pen Thursday, Carson Murphy made official his decision to attend Chestnut Hill College to continue his education and his basketball career.
    Murphy, Mohawk’s single-game and career scoring leader, accepted a scholarship to attend the Division II school in suburban Philadelphia and signed his national letter of intent at Jarvis High School Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 swingman expects to play a similar role at his new school which is coming off a 12-14 season. The Griffins graduate two 1,000-point scorers this spring.
    “They’re looking for someone to come in and play right away and to score,” Murphy said. “Their style fits my game, as well.”
    Scoring was part of Murphy’s game throughout his four-year varsity career. He averaged 24.9 points as a senior — along with 10 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.3 steals — and finished his career with 1,672 points and two first-team Class C all-state selections.
    Murphy first made contact with Chestnut Hill assistant coach Rob Fusaro last summer after playing in the Eastern Invitational in Reading, Pa.
    “I am very comfortable with the coaching staff,” Murphy said, “and when I visited I fell in love with the campus.”
    The signing completes a lengthy process that Murphy traces back to middle school.
    "It’s a dream come true,” he said. I’ve been telling myself since seventh grade that I want to get a basketball scholasrship and that’s finally done.
    “Now there’s a lot more work to do.”
    Murphy was joined at the signing by his parents, Mary Beth Murphy and Craig Gay, coach Luke Judd, athletic coordinator Lisa Upson and a handful of schoolmates and faculty members.
    “I think this is the best thing for my life,” Murphy said. “It will be a good life experience to go live in Philadelphia for four years.”
    Observer-Dispatch sportswriter Ron Moshier contributed to this story.

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