Because this is Kentucky, where basketball is a year round thing, it is completely okay for two posts on the same player in the same day. Especially when they’re as good as Jamal Murray. UpsideMotor.com’s latest scouting report on Murray confirms that.
After his 30 point performance at the Nike Hoop Summit back in April, we knew that landing Jamal Murray would fill the missing piece of the puzzle in the 2015-2016 Kentucky basketball roster. So, when he committed, it was kind of a huge deal. In a scouting report by Rafael Uehara, he talks about how Murray’s ability to create a shot for himself or for others, his ability to finish at the rim with explosiveness, and as we all witnessed in the Pan Am games he proved to be a plenty capable shooter from deep.
“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.”
A backcourt consisting of Murray, Tyler Ulis, and Isaiah Briscoe will be one of, if not, the strongest in college basketball next year. And after watching Murray go off in both the Pan American games and Nike Hoop Summit, they’ll probably be one of the most fun to watch as well.
Check out the full Jamal Murray scouting report here.