If you watched Kentucky play last year, then you already knew Jamal Murray had range. But what he did during an NBA draft workout in front of the Boston Celtics was downright incredible.
Murray drilled 79 of his 100 three-point attempts during a workout in front of Celtics’ brass on Wednesday. According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, Murray’s 79 made shots were the most put up by a draft prospect during any workout this year. Murray eclipsed former Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer by two shots. After the practice, Murray gave all the praise to coach John Calipari.
“Coach Cal really makes you look good,” Murray said, according to CatsPause.com’s Chris Fisher.
Murray is considered by many draft pundits as a top five selection. He shot 40.8 percent from three-point range as a freshman last season and knocked down 113 triples, which was the second-highest yearly total in school history. He led the Wildcats last season in scoring with 20 points per game.
The Celtics possess the No. 3, No. 16 and No. 23 pick in this year’s draft, but Murray will likely not be around after the third pick. After a shooting display like that, they’ll be hard-pressed to find a prospect with more lethal ability from beyond the arc. Outside of LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram, Murray might be the best prospect available.