Like many other notable Wildcats before him, Jamal Murray’s one year at Kentucky has paid off big-time.
Murray, who recently became the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has agreed to his rookie deal with the Denver Nuggets, according to Malika Andrews of the Denver Post. The coveted 6-foot-5 guard will earn $6.6 million over his first two seasons in the pros, with Denver holding options for the remaining two.
Sought after by NBA teams for his elite scoring abilities, Murray averaged 20 points, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steal per game during his lone season in Lexington. He also broke Kentucky’s freshman records for scoring (720) and 3-pointers made (113), putting him ahead of some pretty special company.