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Jamal Murray turned down Las Vegas pro team

Earlier this week, Hoops Hype Canada reported Jamal Murray passed up a deal worth over a million dollars to play professional ball overseas. He chose the Kentucky route instead, and for that, Big Blue Nation is extremely grateful and excited to see him in blue this fall.

Well today, Hoops Hype Canada followed up its original report with more details on that rumored “lucrative” offer. Turns out, the seven-figure deal came from the Las Vegas Dealers, the semi-pro team that hopes to lure McDonald’s All-Americans away from college and into Sin City for a year. The Dealers plan to sign elite high school talent and college player to compete against professional teams overseas.

The exposure and coaching at Kentucky is worth more than any Las Vegas “pro” team could ever give him. Murray definitely made the right move, although turning down a million dollars can’t be an easy call to make.

 

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

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24 Comments for Jamal Murray turned down Las Vegas pro team



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    11:52 am July 9, 2015 Permalink

    Hmmm… going to be interesting to see if that actually develops into something that impacts recruiting significantly.



  2. J-Dub421
    11:54 am July 9, 2015 Permalink

    I still have tons of questions about the Vegas “pro” team. Where would the money come from? Where would they play? Who would they play?



  3. BenHur
    12:02 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    Smart family. They will make that back 5 times over.



  4. Leuther
    12:06 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    40 and Oh, baby!



  5. cracka
    12:13 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    Who is this big guy Matt keeps talking about? Ryan said 6’10” and not sure if there’s anything behind that or not, but I looked up who’s not committed over at 24/7 and here’s what I saw:

    #171 Brad Bechting 6’10”, 200lb
    #197 Levi Cook 6’10”, 305lb

    Cook is a big guy and played at Huntington Prep (Wiggins, Teki Gill-Caesar, Thomas Bryant, Miles Bridges) – so you know Cal has seen this guy play watching other targets over the years. He had committed to WVU, but he decommitted … any chance this is the guy?



    • BenHur
      12:20 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      Didn’t that ship sail when the greek kid went pro? Are they still talking about someone else?



    • JayUK
      12:21 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      Pretty sure he was talking about Tai Wynyard, who could join the team in the middle of the season. Could be wrong but that’s what I thought was implied.



    • who knows
      12:44 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t look past the kid who was granted his release from Memphis today…



    • cracka
      12:49 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      he first made a comment a week or so ago, but has followed it up by saying something vague yesterday and again today about a possible big guy still coming … he’s not talking about the greek or the kiwi



    • KyCat
      2:42 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      JayUK, Matt specifically said today that Tai was not the player that he was not talking about. Made it pretty clear there was some other player he was not talking about after Ryan questioned him playfully. Clearly from the exchange there is someone on the horizon that MAY come on board. Implications are another front court player.



  6. Diddy kong
    12:54 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    Could we possibly get Austin Nichols?



    • cracka
      1:04 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      could be him or another transfer, but that’s a guy that would have to sit a year



  7. cardfan420
    2:22 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    NO WORRIES COACH COW IS PAYING HIM MORE THAN THAT



    • Wildcat BLUE
      4:01 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      You have smoked yo’self retarded.



    • CardFan502
      4:31 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      They got Jamal Murray – we missed on Maverick Rowan.



    • CardFan502
      4:32 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      We should probably shut up.



    • cardfan420
      4:49 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      EASY TO GET PLAYERS WHEN CAL AND WWW BREAK THE BANK



    • Brian
      4:52 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      BUTTHURT LOSERS ALWAYS ACCUSE OTHERS OF CHEATING. #L1C7



    • J-Dub421
      5:02 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      Lol, U of L has the 2 dirtiest coaches ever, but want to accuse others of cheating.



    • cardfan420
      5:21 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      LAST TIME I CHECKED THIS IS SPORTS NOT MORALITY CLASS. PITINO/PETRINO HAVE NEVER CHEATED LIKE COACH COW



    • Dude
      5:28 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      Actually, Pitino has been caught, dumbass.

      And Cal has never been indicted for cheating.



  8. J-Dub421
    5:41 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    From a newspaper article to enlighten the ignorant U of L fan:

    In 1989, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the New York Times cited a 1977 NCAA report on sanctions against the University of Hawaii.

    According to the report, Pitino was implicated in eight of the 64 infractions that led the university to be placed on probation.

    The violations involving Pitino included providing round-trip air fare for a player between New York and Honolulu, arranging for student-athletes to receive used cars for season tickets, and handing out coupons to players for free food at McDonald’s.

    The NCAA committee on infractions recommended in 1977 that Pitino and O’Neil be disassociated from Hawaii athletics.

    Pitino has had NCAA sanctions. Coach Cal has not. This is the truth and is verifiable.



  9. cardfan420
    6:09 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

    THIS IS SPORTS NOT A NEWSPAPER CLASS. PETRINO/PITINO ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHEATERS.



    • J-Dub421
      6:34 pm July 9, 2015 Permalink

      YOU’RE YELLING!!!!! TURN OFF YOUR CAPS KEY. Also just admit that you’ve lost this argument because you have.