Once again, it’s going to be a very fun basketball season for Big Blue Nation, especially with Jamal Murray adding his name to the mix. Murray is projected to be one of the best guards in America and he’ll fit right in with Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Mychal Mulder and Dominique Hawkins in Coach Cal’s backcourt.
If you’re new around here and don’t really know Murray or what he’ll bring to the table, allow me to give you a brief rundown of your newest Wildcat. He is very, very good.
6’5”, 180 lbs.
Toronto, ON (Athlete Institute Basketball Academy)
Top247: No. 10 overall, No. 1 SG
247 Sports Composite: No.30 overall, No. 7 SG
Rivals: No. 15 overall (2016)
Scout: No. 12 overall, No. 2 PG
(Some of those rankings haven’t been updated.)
Watch him BLOW UP in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit:
And then watch his mixtape:
What they’re saying:
Jamal Murray is a 6-4 skilled combo guard. Can play on or off the ball. Very good shooter, but talented passer too. Huge pick up for UK.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 24, 2015
Kentucky is going to be one awfully tough team to come from behind against. Cats won't have many TOs w Ulis/Briscoe/Murray. #BBN
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 24, 2015
If Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe and Jamal Murray co-exist on the perimeter together, you might not find a better backcourt in the country.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) June 24, 2015
Did people actually think that @UKCoachCalipari was going to get shutout. 2015-16 Cat will attack you on the bounce.
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) June 24, 2015