Annapolis Area Christian School's Taylor Murray has been selected to play in the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago on April 1.
Murray, a Kentucky signee, was one of two players from Maryland named to play in the game. C.H. Flowers' De'Janae Boykin was also selected out of 18 nominees from the state.
Murray, who is averaging nearly 30 points a game for the Eagles (16-3), was one of 24 players selected out of 362 nominees from across the country. She will play for the East team in a game that will be televised live on ESPNU from the United Center.
Murray was standing at the free throw line during Wednesday's game against St. Mary's when she was given a thumbs up from her mother. Murray said she knew her aunt was taping the selection show and knew exactly what her mother's gesture meant.
"It's the greatest feeling," said Murray, who had 27 points and eight rebounds in a 53-39 victory over St. Mary's. "It was a matter of hard work and dedication and I'm very excited about it. This is a big accomplishment and I feel like all my hard work has paid off."
Murray's coach, Victor Watson, was a high school teammate of Johnny Dawkins, who played in the game in 1982.
"It's an unbelievable experience for a coach to know that one of your players is one of the best in the country," Watson said. "She's an unbelievable player. I don't know what else to say about her."