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Jamal Murray turned down pro contract to play for Kentucky Wildcats

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It turns out that Oregon wasn't the only opposition Kentucky had for the commitment of 2015 five-star guard Jamal Murray.

According to his father, Roger Murray, there was an unknown professional team to offer Jamal a contract worth quite a bit for just one season:

It was likely an overseas team, as they tend to offer contracts to some of the top high-school recruits annually. Some even take those offers, such as Brandon Jennings, Emmanuel Mudiay and Jeremy Tyler among others.

Still, John Calipari has shown has easy ii is for elite recruits to come to Kentucky and go on to make millions in the NBA, so it's no surprise a recruit turned down a pro team to come to UK.