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Elgin Cook tweets that Jamal Murray is Oregon’s “newest commit”


You’re looking at Elgin Cook, a forward for the Oregon Ducks. According to this screenshot from Adam Zagoria, Cook tweeted on Wednesday that Jamal Murray is Oregon’s “newest commit”:

Why are we just now seeing this?! Well, Cook’s Twitter account is protected, which means his tweets are only seen by followers he approves and right now, that’s only 586 people. (I just put in a request.) Hopefully it’s a mix-up, but given the recent buzz that Oregon’s his leader, the tweet certainly doesn’t make me feel good.

[ZagsBlog]

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21 responses to “Elgin Cook tweets that Jamal Murray is Oregon’s “newest commit””

  1. Katya

    I guess we’re missing out on another one. I think we’ll be fine but it’s disappointing to lose out on good players.

  2. Bill

    Kentucky is not for everyone even if they are very talented. You’re in a spotlight and under a microscope. This isn’t the kind of pressure many kids want to have to face. It’s the kind of pressure they will have to face if they are going to take their game to the next level. I can understand his choice if this is his choice.

  3. Luke

    There have been plenty of reports saying this player is going there or that team leads the “crystal ball” projections for that player. It’s all speculation until it’s officially announced. Until I hold out hope. Maybe foolishly. Maybe not.

    1. Jjcw2

      You do know the “crystal ball” is just a prediction right? Most of the people on their just guess.

    2. ^^

      ^^ pretty sure that’s exactly what he said

  4. Andy

    I would rather have fewer players where we lose games and Cal adjusts. If we would have lost a few games early on this last season, we would have adjusted to at least an option of a smaller faster lineup at different points during the game. The more players, the worse our recruiting the next year too. Its been used against us.

  5. Kyle

    I’m over recruits. If you don’t want to play with the best program at all time we don’t need you. They obviously can’t hack it.

    Write down the non-traditional power teams that we lost recruits to this spring (Oregon, Cal, Mississippi State, Purdue and UNLV) and then let’s look at that list in March when we are playing and they are all at home (or in the NIT) after the first weekend.

    1. JessePinkman

      But he watched UK lose in the first round of the NIT not long ago… You can’t take anything away from these programs. They’re all D1 schools in big time conferences. Let the kids decide what they want to do and stop being so butthurt that a kid from Canada didn’t choose your school.

  6. PlumLoopy

    Jesse, UK has made the final four in 2011, 12, 14 & 15. I don’t think the NIT year hurts our average that much. Here’s the test – if unlv/Oregon/miss st only makes the NIT, does anyone notice?

    1. Chad B

      Right, thank you. And let’s look at the final fours for these other teams the past few years…UNLV – 0 Cal – 0 Oregon – 0 (is there really any reason to keep going?) I just can’t see how these coaches are getting these kids by telling them that they don’t have to win to be picked high in the draft. “Come here and lose while smoking weed for 2 semesters then you can go to the league and automatically be great without practicing greatness like they would at UK.” IT JUST MAKES ZERO SENSE! I don’t know about yall but I don’t take UNNECESSARY risks when it comes to my money or my family’s future well-being. #BBM

  7. JessePinkman

    I definitely think the kids being recruited by those schools would take note… But my main point was that you can’t blame these kids because they’re choosing a school first and foremost. There’s way more to college then just basketball and who wins. The kids have lives outside of basketball and UK fans act like UK is the only place that has the ability to win or produce NBA talent, and that’s all they care about.

    1. Kyle

      My point is do you want to win and go to the NBA? Then Kentucky is the place for you. But as Cal has said “Kentucky isn’t for everybody.” And that must have been the case a lot this year. If you don’t want to be here, it is for the best. We have enough talent to win it next year without any of those players we didn’t get.

      It is sort of like a 4.0 high school get getting offered a full ride to Harvard and instead choosing to go to Lexington Community College.

  8. James

    I think after last years team not winning the tournament recruits are starting to take notice that Cal doesn’t seem to be able to win national championships

    1. J-Dub421

      We’ve won a title within the last five years. How is that an inability to win titles?

    2. Dude

      If thats the logic you choose to use troll, er James, then how does Jim Beoheim or Tom Izzo get ANY recruits? Bill Self? HA!

    3. alex

      Yes recruits are picking more successful programs like Cal, Miss St, Oregon and UNLV

  9. Jim Johnston

    The ducks are not at all at the level of Kentucky, however they are not a NIT team and have made it to the round of 16,32and 16 the past three seasons losing to Wisconsin, Louisville and Wisconsin.

    This years duck team has a top 10 recruiting class, the addition of a 5th year transfer Dlyan Ennis from Villinova and several returning contributors who should take big steps this year. I am biased, but with Murray would expect the ducks to win the Pac-12 and contend for elite 8 / final 4. You never know, however Dana Altman has done wonders with far less talent and depth.

    You heard it here first.

    1. Shane Battier

      Well, that’s great.

  10. Jordan W

    After watching the Canadian guard Jamal Murray score 30-points in his performance in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit, I was blown away. If he committed to UK, I would be surprised if UK did not win the NCAA Championship in April 2016. UK really needs to get this young man. This young man could be the the new “American Pharoah’ of college basketball. He might even be the next Stephen Curry if not better.

    1. UK Big Board Update

      Easy on the hyperbole, brother. Wow.

  11. Tampa Satchel

    Don’t feed the trolls!