Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy was born on May 4, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Tephanie Holston & Taylonn Murphy. Tayshana had Four Siblings: Robert, Tanasia, Taylonn Jr. and Deana. Tayshana gave her life to Christ on March 16, 2007, when she became a member of Progressive Baptist Church.
Education: She was a senior at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers and a nationally-ranked point guard; several colleges were actively recruiting her.
Achievements: Tayshana, a highly touted girl's prep basketball player was rated the class of 2012's No. 16 point guard by ESPN.com's HoopGurlz recruiting site, and was cited as one of the top girl's basketball prospects in the city by the Daily News.
Accolades: Super Showcase ATL-Fall 09: Her nickname is Chicken but that definitely doesn't describe Tayshana Murphy's game. At 5-6, Tayshana is almost impossible to stay in front of because of her quick feet and tight handle.
With the ball in her hands she is so dangerous because she was always in attack mode; slashing to the basket allows her to create shots for herself and her teammates. Her crossover dribble is straight from the playgrounds of New York City and it may be one of the best in the girls' game today.
Attributes: Tayshana was known for her hazel eyes and bright smile; she was kind, unselfish and loyal to both family and friends. Tayshana also enjoyed dancing and writing poetry.
She leaves to cherish her memory: Her Mother Tephanie Holston, Father Taylonn Murphy, Grand Mother Naomi Murphy, Grand Father Clifton Murphy, Great Grand Father Lester Kelly Sr., Siblings: Robert (Aareon ), Tanasia (Jahquinn), Taylonn Jr. and Deana (Damani). Aunts:Kim Holston (Moses) and Kai Murphy. Uncles: Kevin, Omar (Alona), Armed (Amad, Amarion), Darrin (Darrin Jr., Malik) and Justin. God Father Kasim Alston, God Father Compton Edwards,and God Son Davonte Williams; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
Tayshana was preceded in death by: (Maternal) Grand Mother Corrine Holston, Great-Grand Mother Rosa Lee Holston, Great-Grand Father Master Holston, (Paternal) Great-Grand Mother, Emily Murphy-Mott.
She was a victim of homicide.
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