Jordan Brand Classic: Day 2 Practice, Interview With Jamal Murray Representing Kitchener
NEW YORK, NY–Besides being a natural on camera, his game comes to him naturally on the hardwood. With great court sense, scoring ability and size for his position, Jamal Murray is shaping up to be the country’s next big thing. He’s well aware of what it means to be here at the Jordan Brand Classic and is excited about getting on the court tomorrow at the Barclays Center to show people what he can do.
Murray possesses what we constantly refer to as intangible traits. Watching him in practice the past two days has further opened my eyes to learn about his selfless attitude, willingness to learn and his adaptability to playing different positions and learning new plays in a short time.
Murray is playing with a talented group of International players that are representing five other countries, meaning there is a language barrier since some players’ English tongue is not so strong, however this does not call for the language barrier to be broken. Instead, heavy use of eye contact, hand signals and encouragement is making the team look like they’ve been together far more than two days.
Below are the rosters of the Home team who will be wearing white jerseys and the Away team which will be in black. Both Murray and Justin Jackson will suit up for the Home team. Both rosters are loaded with a tonne of size and long range snipers, which will make for an exciting and competitive game. A very intriguing prospect that will cause match-up issues and be an offensive threat to the Home team is the 7’0 Center, Thon Maker (Carlisle School) of Austrailia, we’ll see how he looks against the Home teams seven footer, Georgios Papagiannis of Greece.