One of the best back courts in recent memory for the Kentucky Wildcats are continuing their dominance at the professional level, and it comes with no surprise.
While the BBN was busy watching Big Blue Madness last night, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis were pivotal in their team’s performances in preseason NBA action.
Jamal Murray shot extremely well in the OT loss to Golden State, dropping 16 points on 3/7 shooting from behind the arc, to go along with five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. Though he filled the stat sheet, his development at the point guard position is what is grabbing major attention from media and fans across the nation. Here are just a few tweets sent out following the impressive performance:
Enjoyed Jamal Murray last night. He showed incredible confidence. Once he gets over his tendency to over-dribble….wow.
— Jeff Morton (@KingOfThornton) October 15, 2016
Already been a ton of growth out of Jamal Murray as a point guard. Looks more comfortable, stronger w/the ball
— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) October 15, 2016
Impressed with the way Jamal Murray took control on the offensive end for the #Nuggets. Feature and updated gamer will be available tomorrow
— Jake Marsing (@JakeDMarsing) October 15, 2016
Though Jamal Murray stole a bunch of the hype, Tyler Ulis more than held his own for the Phoenix Suns in the 112-107 victory over the Mavericks. He had a smooth stat line of 14 points, two rebounds, and two assists, and continued to show development as his minutes progress and experience comes with each game.
Tyler Ulis, 6 for 22 entering tonight, spent extra time shooting Thursday. He's 5 for 6 tonight for 12 points in 16 minutes. #SunsVsMavs
— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 15, 2016
Tyler Ulis isn't tall but that guy has such a good feel for the game. He could be a real nice player in this league.
— Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla) October 15, 2016
In practice a few days ago, Ulis was one of several former Wildcats participating in a little 3-point competition:
Kentucky 3-point competition at practice today? ðŸ¤” pic.twitter.com/EB4TgvOPy6
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 13, 2016
Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight also scored in double figures for the Suns, with Bledsoe scoring 17 on 3/7 shooting and 9/9 from the FT line, and Knight scoring 11 on 4/1o shooting.
I think this all-UK back court for Phoenix is going to work out just fine.
NBA Cats doing NBA Cat things…