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Kentucky's Jamal Murray puts on shooting show for Boston Celtics

Kentucky's Jamal Murray was already projected as a lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft, but his workout with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday may have raised the bar even higher.

According to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe, Murray broke a Celtics workout record by making 79 out of 100 3-point shots he attempted. The previous record was held by another former Wildcat, Kyle Wiltjer.

Murray gave props to his college program after the workout, stating "Coach Cal really makes you look good."

Himmelsbach said Murray also plans to work out for Phoenix, Minnesota and New Orleans.

Boston owns the No. 3 pick in the June 23 draft. The Celtics are reportedly focused on a number of top shooting guards, including Murray and Oklahoma's Buddy Hield. The latest NBADraft.net mock has Hield going to Boston at No. 3 and Murray going to Minnesota at No. 5, where he could potentially team with former UK All-American Karl-Anthony Towns.

Murray became one of the most prolific outside shooters in UK history this season, making 113 treys, including at least one in every game. It was the second-highest total by a freshman in NCAA history behind only NBA MVP Steph Curry. 

The Canadian averaged 20.0 points per game as a freshman and shot 41 percent from beyond the arc. He had seven games with five or more 3s, including an 8-for-10 game en route to 35 points on Feb. 6 against Florida.


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