Canadian guard Jamal Murray headed to Kentucky

Jamal Murray - Getty Images
Jamal Murray – Getty Images

After a few kicks to the gut, basketball’s 2015 class finally got a shot in the arm.

Five-star guard of Kitchener — a late reclassification from the Class of 2016 — on Wednesday picked the Wildcats over Oregon, rounding out UK’s 2015 class and setting up a strong backcourt for 2015-16.

gives another playmaker in a loaded backcourt.

“Murray is a scoring guard who can play either on the point or off the ball,”Rivals National Analyst Eric Bossi said. “He shoots it well from deep, has a good build that allows him to finish through contact and he’s got a reasonable feel as a passer and decision maker.”

Murray announced his decision on TSN’s SportsCentre, similar to ESPN’s American SportsCenter.

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