Jamal Murray is projected to go anywhere from third to eighth in tomorrow night’s draft, and this afternoon, he credited part of his success to Kentucky, which he says prepares players for the league like “no other school.”
“[Kentucky] prepared me a lot,” Murray said. “There’s no other school that has that kind of preparation. There are high schools that prep you for college, well, Kentucky preps you for the NBA. They have the previous players to show that, the history, so I’d say Kentucky is the number one school.”
I think John Calipari would agree with that. Speaking of, what was Calipari’s advice to Murray on the eve of his big day?
“Just be a pro, just be professional. Stick to who I am and my opinions and my philosophy and don’t change that. He knows I’m very confident in what I do and how I see things, so he wants me to keep that.”
As Murray showed us time and time again this season, confidence is key.