Earlier this week, ESPN NBA guru Chad Ford shared a video of Jamal Murray shooting the lights out during a workout with Brandon Ingram, backing up his prediction that Murray could go third to the Boston Celtics in next month’s draft. Ford shared some more info from that workout today in a feature for ESPN Insider. As Murray fans, the tales of his sharpshooting won’t come as a surprise:
Murray’s the type of player who really comes alive when the lights are on and kept pushing through repetitions of the star drill, trying to break the record for the most 3s hit in a two-minute period. He hit 22 in his first try — just short of the record of 23, which he achieved on his second try. Then his workout partner, Dyshawn Pierre, made 24. Murray asked to go through the exhausting drill one more time and this time made 25.
How good do you have to be to hit 25 3s in two minutes — especially when after every made 3 you have to run to another spot on the floor? In that sequence he was 25-for-27 from beyond the arc. Murray’s release is quick, but it’s his competitiveness that makes him especially lethal.
To read more of Ford’s thoughts on Murray, break out that wallet and head over to ESPN Insider. Or, just watch that shooting drill video again:
Jamal Murray shot 25-for-27 from NBA 3 in 2 mins in the same star drill pic.twitter.com/gjGQXC2GmM
– Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 17, 2016