O CANADA! Jamal Murray declines Ducks, commits to Kentucky
06/24/2015 11:08 PM
TORONTO, ONTARIO — After months of waiting and speculation, 5-star Canadian guard Jamal Murray finally picked a school on Wednesday night, committing to John Calipari and the University of Kentucky.
Jamal Murray is a 6-4 skilled combo guard. Can play on or off the ball. Very good shooter, but talented passer too. Huge pick up for UK.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 24, 2015
The Wildcats had to fight off serious competition from Oregon after the 6-4 combo guard showed serious interest in the Ducks during two official visits to Eugene.
Scout.com ranks Murray as the No. 12 overall recruit in the 2015 class and No. 2 point guard.
Along with returning sophomore Tyler Ulis, Murray will join fellow 5-star point guard recruit Isaiah Briscoe in Lexington this fall to form one of the best backcourt trios in the entire nation for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
The coveted Canadian was originally a member of the 2016 class but announced his intentions to reclassify to 2015 earlier this week.
With is commitment, Murray is now the fifth member of Kentucky’s 2015 class, joining Briscoe, 4-star shooting guard Charles Matthews, JUCO All-American Mychal Mulder, and the No. 1 rated player in the entire country — Skal Labissiere.
Evan Daniels of Scout.com says that Murray’s addition will boost Kentucky’s 2015 class ranking from No. 4 to No. 2 in the nation and told KSTV why the coveted Canadian is such an important pick-up for the Wildcats.