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AACS senior Taylor Murray named McDonald's All-American

Annapolis Area Christian School senior Taylor Murray.
Annapolis Area Christian School senior Taylor Murray.

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.

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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.

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"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."

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