This little hooper puts Jamal Murray’s ‘bow and arrow’ to shame
University of Kentucky guard Jamal Murray is one of college basketball’s most polished and efficient scorers. He’s averaging 20.1 points per game with a 59.7 true shooting percentage.
But more impressive than any one number is the bow-and-arrow celebration he breaks out after knocking down a deep shot.
Jamal Murray can flat out play.
— chuck swirsky (@ctsbulls) March 13, 2016
This, over every other reason, is why Murray will be a top-10 pick in the NBA draft. In fact, it’s so popular that little kids are doing their own impression:
— S.J. (@sethjarrett) March 14, 2016
Murray’s size and outside shot should ensure a long professional career, and whichever team selects him will receive someone who can handle the ball, run off screens and space the floor.
The only question is can the bow-and-arrow celebration translate to the next level? Given how important transition defense currently is in the NBA, wasting precious energy on a delayed routine could get Murray in trouble running back to the other end.
The Jamal Murray bow-and-arrow routine takes too long to do. Need something quicker you can pull off while getting back on D.
— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) March 12, 2016
Also: We’re joking.
Murray is awesome, and if there’s one organization heading to the lottery that can use some outside shooting and infectious positivity, it’s the Sacramento Kings. If they choose another Wildcat, it’ll give John Calipari all the more reason to finally head out west.
— SEC (@SEC) March 13, 2016