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Steve Kerr compares Jamal Murray to Steph Curry

(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

From the time he first set foot in Lexington, Kentucky fans have known that former Wildcat Jamal Murray is a special shooter. He proved it by draining two 3-pointers in the very first game as a Wildcat, and followed it up by knocking down a shot from deep in every game for the rest of his college career.

In the NBA, Murray has shot 36.2% from three over the course of his career, and it’s widely expected that he raises that number in the very near future.

During a media opportunity at the NBA Finals this week, Golden State Warriors head coach and legendary shooter Steve Kerr actually compared Murray to his own star player: Steph Curry.

When asked about the future of shooting in the NBA and who he thinks might become the next great shooter in the league, the 5-time NBA champion was quick to name the former Wildcat.

“Jamal Murray is on his way to becoming one of those guys,” Kerr said. “He shoots it, catch-and-shoot, or off the dribble, like Steph.”

This season, the former Kentucky shooting guard hit three or more 3-pointers in 27 games and only had 16 games without a make from deep.

At Kentucky, Murray shot nearly 41% from three on 7.7 attempts per game.



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Steve Kerr compares Jamal Murray to Steph Curry

  1. Biggie
    11:54 pm June 8, 2019 Permalink

    Sorry Coach, that’s a $50,000 fine for tampering! Starting to think these “Reporters” are getting a cut with their leading questions!