Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray

#27 Point Guard Shooting Guard
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Personal Information

Full Name Jamal Murray
Position Point Guard, Shooting Guard
DOB (Age) 23-02-1997 (27 yrs)
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 207 lbs (94 kgs)
Hometown Kitchener, ON
College University of Kentucky
Draft 2016 - Rd: 1, Pick: 7 (DEN)
Debut 2016

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Jamal Murray: A Brief Biography

Born on February 23, 1997, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Jamal Murray is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Denver Nuggets. Murray played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats and was selected seventh overall by the Nuggets in the 2016 NBA draft. He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young talents in the league, earning NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors in 2017. He is a highly skilled and athletic player who shoots the ball well, often being compared to Kyrie Irving. Alongside Nikola Jokić, he has formed one of the league’s most formidable pick and roll duos.


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Early Life


Jamal was born on February 23, 1997 in Kitchener, Ontario. He attended Grand River Collegiate Institute before transferring to Orangeville Prep School. He graduated as a five star recruit and committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats under John Calipari. He played a solitary season there, averaging 20 points a game and subsequently declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.


NBA Journey


The Denver Nuggets selected Jamal Murray with the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He had a solid rookie year and was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Over the next few seasons, he made steady progress and his numbers went up. He also developed chemistry with Jokić in the pick and roll. The Nuggets’ improvement coincided with the development of their future star.


During the 2020 NBA Playoffs that were held in the NBA Bubble, he broke out. The Nuggets and the Jazz played out a fiercely contested seven game series where Jamal hit 50 twice, averaging 31.6 points a game. His heroics in the postseason would take Denver to their first conference finals since Melo was leading them. They would lose out to the Lakers in five games.


Jamal had his best individual season during the 2020-2021 season before he tore his ACL.


Awards and Achievements


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
NBA All-Rookie Second Team2017Denver Nuggets
Third team All-American-AP 2016Wildcats
First team All-SEC2016Wildcats



Net Worth

The Nuggets guard has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He signed a 5-year maximum rookie scale extension contract with the Denver Nuggets in July 2019, which was worth $170 million USD. The contract runs from the 2020-21 season through the 2024-25 season. This makes him one of the highest-paid players in the NBA. He also has a shoe deal with Adidas and his other endorsements include Lyft, Western Union, and Express.


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Family


Jamal was born in Kitchener, Ontario to parents, Sylvia and Roger Murray. He has a younger brother named Lamar who also plays basketball. His family comes from an Jamaican descent and has been supportive of his basketball career from a young age, especially his father who served as one of his head coaches in his youth. He is currently dating Harper Hempel who is a photographer, social media consultant and also runs a business. As of March 2020, Harper is employed at Fact & Fiction as a social media brand manager.


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Shoes


Jamal Murray has a signature shoe line with Puma. The shoe is called the Puma Clyde Hardwood, and it is designed specifically for basketball players. The shoe features a mix of leather and mesh materials, a cushioned midsole for comfort and support. The Puma Clyde Hardwood is available in a variety of colors and designs, allowing players to choose a style that fits their personality and game.


In late 2020, Jamal Murray signed a lucrative contract with New Balance, as part of the deal, he began wearing New Balance's latest basketball shoe, the Two Wxy V3, during the current season.



FAQs

A. Jamal Murray is 6 '4 " (1.93 m) tall and weighs 215 lbs (98 kg) and plays at the position of point guard.
A. Jamal Murray currently wears jersey number 27 for the Denver Nuggets.
A. Yes, Jamal Murray has received several awards throughout his basketball career. He was named the MVP of the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge, and he has also been named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
A. Jamal Murray is known for his offensive skills, particularly his shooting ability from long range and creating his own shot. He is also a strong ball-handler and passer often compared with Kyrie Irving and defensively, he is known for his quick hands and ability to steal the ball.
A. No, Jamal Murray is currently playing the NBA 2022-23 playoffs for the Denver Nuggets. He has perfectly rehabbed from his ACL torn which he suffered in April 2021.