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Canadian Guard Jamal Murray Sets A Celtics 3-Point Record

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Canadian guard Jamal Murray set a Celtics three-point shooting record by hitting on 79 of 100 attempts today as he showed off his skills during a predraft workout in Boston. Masslive’s Jay King was there to catch up with the future Team Canada star.

 

 

Check out the full post workout interview here:

 

The 6’4 Murray was a big time offensive weapon with the Wildcats this past season averaging 20 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 36 games often playing in three guard lineups at what could be loosely called the small forward spot. He took 277 three-point attempts and made 40.8 percent of them to establish himself as one of the best and most prolific shooters in college basketball last season. He was the number one scorer in college under 20-years-old.

A strong spot-up shooter, Murray was able to get his shot coming off screens and found ways to get open playing off the ball. While there remains plenty of room for improvement playing with the ball in hands, he does have a solid leaping ability with a 39.5″ maximum vertical and at just 19-years-old, NBA coaches should be able to show him how to use his natural aggressiveness more effectively.

Murray only plans on working out for the Celtics (3rd), Suns (4th), Timberwolves (5th) and Pelicans (6th), but there have already been noises out of Philadelphia (1st) about their potential interest and the Toronto Raptors would have to be overjoyed if this local product were to slip past the Kings with the 8th pick to them.

 

 

Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.