In the span of four months, Jamal Murray has become the player the BBN can’t get enough of. After his commitment and performances in the Pan Am Games, that fixation has only intensified, which is why I think you’ll like this scouting report on Murray by Upside Motor’s Rafael Uehara. Here are a few excerpts:
Murray’s top skill is his ability to get into the lane and create a shot for himself or others. He didn’t play any sort of secondary role, running side pick-and-rolls off a live dribble with the defense already scrambled. Murray was relied upon to create against a set defense in the half-court and proved able to do so consistently against that level of competition.
And this bit about how he finishes:
Murray strongly favors driving left and can finish with some explosiveness on straight line drives but doesn’t often attack the basket with force. He has, however, flashed the ability to hang in the air to finish against length and through contact. He’s shown the makings of a tear-drop floater when help defense keeps him from getting to the rim, too. When he attacked with his dominant hand, Murray was less decisive on his drives and has trouble sustaining his momentum forward through contact, often opting for step-back pull-ups.
And a few highlights to provide a visual:
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