By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com

Jason Kemp Murphy, the big man from St. Frances High School in Baltimore, highly sought by several major division I men’s collegiate basketball programs across the nation, made his college choice recently.

Jason Murphy, the former star basketball center at St. Frances Academy High School in Baltimore, is surrounded by his family as he signs his National Letter of Intent, to attend the New Jersey Institute of Technology on May 17. From left, is his father Jason Murphy, mother Robyn Murphy and sister Jessica Murphy. (Courtesy Photo0

Murphy, a star center for the St. Frances Boy’s Varsity Basketball team signed his National Letter of Intent on May 17 and will be attending the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Division I school that plays in the Atlantic Sun conference. At 6’8”, 230 pounds and still growing, Murphy is only the fifth player in the illustrious history of St. Frances to surpass 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in his high school career. An outstanding scholar-athlete, Murphy is St. Frances’ senior class president and a member of the National Honor Society.

Murphy is the son of Robyn Murphy, an award -winning journalist and public relations manager for Baltimore Center Stage, and Jason Murphy, a retired NFL offensive lineman, who did stints with several teams including the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans and he is the president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), Baltimore Chapter.

 

Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor