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Saturday / April 13.
  • Jamal Murray Set to Announce Wednesday Night

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    The Jamal Murray Sweepstakes are set to come to a close.

    Murray’s father, Roger Murray, confirmed to SNY.tv Tuesday afternoon that the 6-foot-5 Canadian point guard sensation out of Ontario’s Orangeville Prep will announce his college decision Wednesday evening on Canadian network TSN at 6 p.m.

    Roger Murray declined to say how many schools are under consideration, but it is believed that Jamal will choose between Kentucky and Oregon.

    Oregon forward Elgin Cook Tweeted last week that Murray was Oregon’s “newest commit,” although it is unclear what Cook based that Tweet on. Oregon assistant Mike Mennenga has been successful in recruiting other Canadians to Oregon, including Murray’s former CIA Bounce teammate Dillon Brooks and Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis, brother of Milwaukee Bucks point guard Tyler Ennis. Dylan will be immediately eligible at Oregon for the 2015-16 season.

    Should Murray join him, head coach Dana Altman would have two talented floor generals entering the program. Dylan Ennis will only be there for one year and Murray, who scored 30 points in leading the World Team over Team USA in the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland in April, may also stay that long.

    Murray is currently listed as the No. 21 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com, but that’s not good enough for the ultra-competitive point guard.

    “I have some work to do, I think I can do a lot better than that,” Murray told SNY.tv recently. “I see no reason why I shouldn’t be there [No. 1] in 2016.”

    ESPN’s Paul Biancardi was first to report Murray will announce on Wednesday evening.

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