From the time he first set foot in Lexington, Kentucky fans have known that former Wildcat Jamal Murray is a special shooter. He proved it by draining two 3-pointers in the very first game as a Wildcat, and followed it up by knocking down a shot from deep in every game for the rest of his college career.
In the NBA, Murray has shot 36.2% from three over the course of his career, and it’s widely expected that he raises that number in the very near future.
During a media opportunity at the NBA Finals this week, Golden State Warriors head coach and legendary shooter Steve Kerr actually compared Murray to his own star player: Steph Curry.
When asked about the future of shooting in the NBA and who he thinks might become the next great shooter in the league, the 5-time NBA champion was quick to name the former Wildcat.
“Jamal Murray is on his way to becoming one of those guys,” Kerr said. “He shoots it, catch-and-shoot, or off the dribble, like Steph.”
This season, the former Kentucky shooting guard hit three or more 3-pointers in 27 games and only had 16 games without a make from deep.
At Kentucky, Murray shot nearly 41% from three on 7.7 attempts per game.