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February has been Jamal Murray’s month

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

With Tyler Ulis chasing records and earning National Player of the Year consideration, Jamal Murray hasn’t received the attention he truly deserves.

And Jamal Murray deserves a ton of attention.

With last night’s 23-point performance, Murray became only the seventh Kentucky Wildcat to score 20 or more points in seven consecutive games, joining Dan Issel, Kevin Grevey, Alex Groza, Cliff Hagan, Cotton Nash and Jodie Meeks on that list. If Murray can do it again at Vanderbilt and Florida, he will match Meeks’ program-best nine consecutive games with at least 20 points.

But it’s not just the Kentucky record books Murray is making a name for himself in this month; he has also been one of the top players in college basketball during his recent tear.

In the month of February, no one in the country has scored more points than Jamal Murray. He has 178 total points for an average of 25.4 points per game.

Murray is also leading the nation in three-point field goals made in February, connecting on over four per game for a total of 30. He is shooting 49.2 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from outside.

Considering March and all of its madness is right out around the corner, there is no better time for Murray to find his groove. He and Tyler Ulis could form an unstoppable duo in the postseason if his hot hand keeps up.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for February has been Jamal Murray’s month

  1. nybrasky
    2:25 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Keep it up Jamal!

    /sheds tear imagining if Meeks stayed for ’09-’10.

  2. Sentient Third Eye
    3:22 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    I hated the way he played in December, but Cal has done some remarkable things with this young man. I love his game now.

  3. ColoradoCat3
    3:55 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    I truly believe we’re a top 5 team right now, maybe better if completely healthy.