Kentucky-commit Jamal Murray is currently representing his native Canada in the Pan-Am Games and if his performance yesterday against Argentina is any indication, this young man has an incredibly bright future.
Coming off the bench, Murray scored 20 points on 6 of 15 shooting. Some would say that’s an average performance, since Murray also struggled to beat his man off the dribble and didn’t look particularly athletic, but it should also be noted that he was able to score his points in a number of ways. He made threes, jumpers while being heavily guarded and drove the lane to work around the rim. If he ever chooses to turn professional, that’s only going to help him.
His overall performance is something all fans and experts knew was probably going to happen: despite playing mostly at the 2 during his high school years, Murray is built more like a big point man at 6-foot-4, 193 pounds. Once he adjusts to that position and learns how to balance scoring with playmaking, he’s going to be a special kind of player.
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