Moriah Murray is only halfway through her high school basketball career, but the NEPA Elite Clark 17U shooting guard is already receiving offers from the next level.
St. Joseph’s University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I program in Philadelphia, extended a full scholarship offer to Murray in the aftermath of the AAU club’s debut performance during a three-day weekend event at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County.
Murray, who is entering her junior season at Dunmore where she is already a two-time, first-team Class 3A all-state selection by Pennsylvania sports writers, received her first offer from last year. Another Philadelphia school, Drexel University, extended the early offer.
The NEPA Elite Clark team showed off a potent backcourt, including Murray, while going 4-1 in the 11th Grade Division Pool A at the Summer Tip Off.
Murray started 5-for-6 from 3-point range while scoring a team-high 15 points and grabbing 4 rebounds Friday in a 58-42 victory over Comets-Genther GUAA. She was 3-for-5 on 3-pointers in a 50-35 Saturday victory over New Jersey Freedom. Murray had eight points and four rebounds in Sunday’s only game, the team’s biggest win of the weekend, 59-52, over GTS Fusion.
At Dunmore, Murray was named Lackawanna League Division 3 Player of the Year by NEPABasketball.com at the end of her sophomore season, which was halted in the state quarterfinals because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. She was runner-up in voting for the state Class 3A Player of the Year.
Dunmore, a 2019 state finalist, has lost just two games in two seasons with Murray as the leading scorer.
St. Joseph’s is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference where it went 3-13, along with a 9-20 overall record, in the 2019-20 season.