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23 Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray
Hometown (Last School)
Kitchener, Canada (Athlete Inst.)
February 23, 1997

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High School: Originally a member of the 2016 recruiting class but reclassified to the 2015 class … As a member of the 2016 class, he was rated a top-15 prospect by nearly every recruiting service and tabbed a consensus five-star recruit … Stock began to soar following a breakout performance at the Nike Hoop Summit against the USA Basketball Team where he scored 30 points, prior to a 29-point, 10-assist, eight-rebound effort in the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game … He was named the most valuable player in both games … Ranked the No. 10 overall player in the updated 2015 247Sports rankings and No. 12 in the 2015 Scout rankings … Prior to his reclassification, he was ranked the No. 15 overall recruit in the 2016 class by Rivals … Was a standout performer for his native Team Canada during the 2015 Pan Am Games … Averaged 17 points and 2.4 assists per game throughout his first four games … Against the United States, Murray poured in 22 points – all coming in the fourth quarter or overtime – and added six assists in a triumph over the Americans to send Canada to the Pan Am Championship game.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On March 1, 1912, Kentucky defeats Georgetown College, 19-18, to complete the season with a perfect 9-0 record and earn its first title as Southern Champions.


On March 1, 1921, Kentucky upsets Tulane, Mercer, Mississippi A&M and Georgia to win the first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball championship. Bill King's free throw with no time left on the clock lifted the Wildcats to the SIAA Championship over Georgia.  Hundreds of Wildcats fans await “play-by-play” via telegraph, and greet the team’s train with a celebration and parade in downtown Lexington. It is believed to be the first college basketball tournament ever played.


On March 1, 1952, Cliff Hagan scored 42 points against Tennessee.


On March 1, 1969, Dan Issel scored 31 points at Vanderbilt.


On March 1, 1969, Mike Casey joined the 1,000-point club.  He did it in 51 games.


On March 1, 1979, the 1979 SEC Tournament quarterfinals featured Kentucky and Alabama.  In a scintillating display of fast-paced basketball, Kentucky hit 68.3 percent of its shots (43-of-63) and outlasted Coach C.M. Newton’s Crimson Tide and star Reggie King (38 points) behind stellar guard play from Truman Claytor (25 points, 11-of-14 field goals), Kyle Macy (22, 9-of-16) and Dwight Anderson (19, 7-of-11) before 16,300 in the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.


On March 1, 1981, on Senior Day, No. 9 Kentucky defeated No. 2 LSU 73-71.  Kentucky denied LSU’s bid for an unbeaten SEC season when Sam Bowie blocked Howard Carter’s potential game-tying jumper just ahead of the final buzzer before 24,011 in Rupp Arena.


On March 1, 1987, Richard Madison's basket with eight seconds left enabled the Wildcats to upset the No. 12 Sooners.


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