13-year-old Troy Murphy, a student at Southern University Laboratory School, recently won the High School Esports League‘s national competition. Murphy competed in the NBA 2k20 division championship on June 6 and earned $1,000 in scholarships for his victory. The High School Esports League is the premier and largest national esports league that provides high school students the chance to participate in competitive esports. Earlier this year, he finished third in the HSEL Winter Open Playoffs. Each winner earned $500 in scholarship prizes. Murphy placed third in the tournament after winning the third-place-best-of-five (3-1). He brought home a trophy for his school and is currently ranked the 3rd best player in the nation. Murphy’s teacher, Christopher Turner, said “I never thought I would have the number one player in the country… To see Troy working hard all year and to be able to pull this off is a blessing.” Murphy has a perfect 8-0 regular-season record and a 4.0 academic grade point average.
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