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Albany Basketball Coach Called Kentucky's Jamal Murray "Best Player In The Country" After Season Opener

Kentucky is stacked with talent every year, often in the form of phenom freshmen, and according to the coach of the Wildcats' first opponent, they have the best player in the country. However, it isn't lauded center Skal Labissiere or sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis. After his team's 78-65 loss in Lexington, Albany head coach Will Brown believes it is Jamal Murray.

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Murray impressed in his first regular season game, pacing Kentucky with 19 points and eight assists. Brown made a very interesting comparison to a pair of long time NBA stars after the game.

“In my opinion, he’s a combination – for you basketball people – of Mark Jackson and Andre Miller, with a jump shot,” Brown said. “Plays at a great pace. Great feel, great size. He can post up. He can score from all three levels. He’s really, really good. I hope I can get a like that this upcoming August.”

That's pretty high praise. If Murray proves Brown right, Kentucky's going to be very hard to beat.