Shay Murphy Turns More Heads

Nov. 13, 2006

USC senior guard Shay Murphy's all-star talent has been recognized on multiple levels thanks to an outstanding junior campaign. As she enters the 2006-07 season with the Women of Troy, Murphy carries with her both national and conference accolades. She has been named a John R. Wooden Award preseason candidate, and also was recently named to the Preseason All-Pac-10 Team.

With her 21-point effort in USC's season-opening 85-50 win over Long Beach State on Nov. 10, Murphy extended her double-digit scoring streak to 26 games - an accomplishment that carries over from her junior season in which she received Kodak/WBCA All-America honorable mention. She provided team-high scoring (17.6 ppg), rebounding (7.3 rpg), steals (2.4 spg) and 3-pointers made (69) that year to help USC to an NCAA Second Round appearance. She also finished out the year ranked among the top-10 in the Pac-10 in seven categories: second in steals (2.42 spg), fourth in 3-pointers made, fifth in scoring, sixth in free-throw percentage (.785), sixth in rebounding, sixth in offensive rebounds (2.48 pg) and seventh in defensive rebounds (4.77 pg).

Murphy's 2006-07 preseason honors now include: State Farm Wade Trophy Preseason Candidate, John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-America Team, Street & Smith Preseason Honorable Mention, Preseason All-Pac-10 Team.

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