Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
Cody High’s Brigette Murray, who averaged 23 points, eight rebounds and four steals through the Lady Comets’ first four games this season, is the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“We ask her to do multiple things,’’ Coach Charles Knott said of his 5-9 junior point guard. “She brings the ball up the court, she scores, she rebounds and she usually guards the other team’s best player. That’s a hard task, but she’s been handling it well. She’s the main reason we’re where we are.”
“I think we’re good enough to make a run for the championship,” said Murray, who’s in her third year on the varsity.
“I’ve made improvements every year. I used to be nervous taking the shot, but now I’m going to the rack a lot more and my long-range shooting has also gotten better. I still need to improve my left-hand dribbling.
“But overall, I’m playing well as team captain and I’m helping give my team a chance to win.”
Murray has a 2.8 grade point average and said her favorite school subject is chemistry. She’s hoping to earn a college scholarship to play basketball and continue her education. “I really want to be a teacher,’’ she said.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys and girls athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and sponsored for the third year in a row by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators