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Murray gets Twitter endorsement from George Raveling, many others


Legendary college basketball coach George Raveling gave his approval of Jamal Murray on Twitter late last night. The Hall of Famer tweeted, “Folks remember the name ‘Jamal Murray’ of [Canada Basketball], this time next year the entire bball community will be talking about him! Real deal!!

Raveling isn’t the only great basketball mind to take notice of Murray’s game through two international appearances in Toronto. In case you missed it yesterday, Steve Nash said Murray has a tremendous amount of ability and a bright future in basketball. Nash is the general manager of Team Canada.

Then there’s Fran Fraschilla, who simply said, “This is ridiculous,” while calling Murray’s game last night. Fraschilla also shared this photo of Murray getting pregame instruction from his GM and two-time NBA MVP.

While the world is just getting to know Jamal Murray, Big Blue Nation is kicked back waiting for him to arrive on campus.

Can’t. Wait.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

8 Comments for Murray gets Twitter endorsement from George Raveling, many others

  1. CatsRus
    10:34 am July 23, 2015 Permalink

    Hmmm see if Steve Nash would like to be an assistant at UK. Hang up number 9!!!

  2. RC
    11:22 am July 23, 2015 Permalink

    Nice headphones. Listening intently to whom?

  3. Can someone tell me why George Raveling is in the HOF and why he’s often referred to as “legendary”? What did he ever win? Look up his record and it is not that great. Maybe he would have won big if he had ever coached at UK, UNC, etc., but he didn’t win big at USC.

    12:20 pm July 23, 2015 Permalink

    There is a lot to like about him, he has a lot of potential. One thing is for sure is that he is more of a SCORER. He can flat out shoot the ball, and has a nack for scoring. However I think UK has 2 more skilled point guards on their roster (more so than Jamal). He struggled with pressure D and had his pocket picked a couple times. His chest passes aren’t crisp, he almost floats some passes. Briscoe and Tyler are true point guards they handle pressure well and can pass with the best of them. Jamal is a 2 guard but one thing is for sure, Coach Cal will have to start all 3 of them. Jamal is really good.

    • Dude
      1:20 pm July 23, 2015 Permalink

      Let’s give him a chance to be coached by a Hall of Fame, NCAA Division I coach before we critique him too hard.

  5. The Original WTF Guy
    2:12 pm July 23, 2015 Permalink

    I’m looking forward to seeing him in campus, too. But when will that be? There are rumors he may try to play for Team Canada in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament which is Aug 31 to Sept 12. And to do that he would take online courses. Do we really want to be who they (Forde, Knight) believe we are? I don’t. If he wants to play basketball at the University of Kentucky he needs to be at UK no later than the day classes begin. Otherwise, go do whatever he wants.

    • Chad B
      2:46 pm July 23, 2015 Permalink

      Who the hell cares what Pat Forde says/thinks/spews? As long as Murray is taking college courses and helping us get #9 then anything said after that is just complaining and bitching from entitled fans that need to look at the big picture. He will only be here for one year, he’s not trying to graduate. The kid is prideful of his country and wants to play for them while he has the opportunity. Let’s just enjoy the ride BBN…let’s try to lay off the lame criticisms this year for once.

  6. KevinM
    3:07 pm July 23, 2015 Permalink

    Cal is the only one Murray has to please, not some blockhead biased writer.