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Ulis’ and Murray’s Records May Not Stand For Long

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247 Sports’ Chris Fisher dove into the stats to compare last season’s stellar play from Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray to De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk. So far, the new kids on the block are setting a record breaking pace:

Through 13 games, Fox has recorded 89 assists, 12 ahead of Ulis’ pace last season when he went on to break John Wall’s single-season assist record, handing out 246.

Monk, meanwhile, is on pace to break Murray’s freshman scoring record, pouring in 291 points (22.3 points per game) compared to Murray’s 218 through 13 games. Murray would finish with 720 points, averaging an even 20 points per game last season.

You can read the full piece here, and you can use your newfound knowledge as an excuse to go back and check out the highlights from Fox’s triple double against ASU, or Monk’s heroism against the Tar Heels.

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Article written by Jay Winkler

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4 Comments for Ulis’ and Murray’s Records May Not Stand For Long



  1. mikep
    5:54 pm January 1, 2017 Permalink

    I thought last years guards were the best that’s ever played at UK. Then this group shows up. I don’t know how Cal does it but I really thought Wall and Bledsoe would never be topped but now they are the 3rd best. Barring injury this group will be the best ever guard combo in college basketball history. I shouldn’t say that because who knows what Cal will bring to UK in the future. This group is fun to watch, fastest team I have ever seen.



  2. Jay-cool
    2:24 am January 2, 2017 Permalink

    I think this team is going to the Final Four. They are so freaking fast. I have never seen anything like it. Fox and Briscoe are great rebounding guards. Bam gets better every game. This team has a few flaws but who doesn’t at this time of the year. Anytime you have a player like Malik Monk you have a chance to win any game. GO CATS!!!!!!!!!



  3. Wah Wah
    4:54 am January 2, 2017 Permalink

    How long until one of these kids scores 1000 pts in a season?

    It can happen. He’d have to average 25pts per game over a 40 game season.

    I know Pete Maravich did it three years in a row at LSU. And that before the 3 Pt line. lol Hersey Hawkins and the Big O may have done it as well. I don’t think a Kentucky baller has ever scored 1,000 in a season.



    • runningunnin.454
      6:10 am January 2, 2017 Permalink

      Dan Issel averaged 25.7/game…not enough games back then. Travis “Machine Gun” Grant at Kentucky State averaged over 26 pts/gam every year and 39.5/game his sr year. Grant is the all-time collegiate scoring leader with > 4000 pts, nearly 400 more than Maravich.