KENTUCKY’S TOUGH DRAW COULD HELP ELEVATE JAMAL MURRAY’S DRAFT STOCK

Title: KENTUCKY’S TOUGH DRAW COULD HELP ELEVATE JAMAL MURRAY’S DRAFT STOCK
Date: March 15, 2016
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: In my latest for Vice Canada, I looked at what’s at stake for Jamal Murray and his draft stock during the NCAA Tournament.

With the SEC Tournament Championship on the line Sunday, Jamal Murray faced up Admon Gilder and pulled up for a 3-pointer with five seconds left on the shot clock in overtime. As has come to be expected from the Kitchener, Ontario, native this season, it fell.

And as has quickly become tradition for the 19-year-old, he reached into his quiver on his way back on defence and fired off an arrow. The Blue Arrow, as he’s come to be known, had just extended Kentucky’s lead over Texas A&M to six with 16 seconds to play, effectively clinching the conference final. It was Murray’s third 3-pointer on a somewhat cold shooting night, where defensive specialist Alex Caruso valiantly fought around an endless array of screens to at least make life difficult for the sharpshooter.

Continue reading at Vice.

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