Kentucky Lands Five-Star Canadian Guard Jamal Murray

by June 24, 2015

Some people were worried about the Kentucky Wildcats heading into 2015. With how much talent the team lost to the NBA Draft, it’s perfectly fair to think that the Wildcats would take a big step back.

But John Calipari has reloaded through recruiting, and today, he pulled in one of the 10 best players in the Class of 2015.

Five-star guard Jamal Murray out of Toronto announced that he is headed to Lexington, and joins what is now the top class in the country, according to 247 Sports.

He joins four other incoming freshmen recruits: five-star center Skal Labissiere, five-star point guard Isaiah Briscoe, four-star shooting guard Charles Matthews and four-star junior college transfer Mychal Mulder.

From Yahoo Sports:

Canadian guard Jamal Murray is headed to University of Kentucky.


Murray announced his decision Wednesday, selecting the Wildcats over Oregon.


”Beyond blessed to announce that I will be attending the University of Kentucky,” Murray said on Twitter.


The 6-foot-5 Murray was the most valuable player in the Nike Hoop Summit All-Star game, leading the world team with 30 points in a 103-101 victory over the United States Selects.


Murray played for Canada in the 2014 FIBA under-17 world championships.