2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Kentucky’s Jamal Murray

January 21st, 2016 by C.J. Moore Leave a reply »

Kentucky Wildcats guard Jamal Murray is a prime example of how a player can quickly arrive on the NBA's radar. Murray's stock went way up this summer when he was the second-leading scorer for Canada at the Pan Am Games on a roster that consisted of mostly current pros. 

Murray leapfrogged the other guards in his class, and he's mostly held his ground through the first few months of the college season at Kentucky.

Murray isn't the typical John Calipari guard. He relies more on his jump shot and skill than speed and athleticism. Scouts are impressed by his abilities as a scorer, but there's debate as to which position he'll play in the pros and whether he's athletic enough to thrive in the league. 


Relevant Stats

Murray's assist-to-turnover numbers are not good, especially for a player who will be asked to play a lot of point guard at the next level. One reason his assist numbers are low, however, is because he mostly plays shooting guard next to Tyler Ulis and is asked to be more of a scorer than a facilitator. 

His offensive rating is the second-lowest ...

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