Jamal Murray is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Denver Nuggets. 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.
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.
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.
There is no concrete amount on what his net worth is. He has earned a total of $41,517,909 in his five years in the NBA. His current contract with the Nuggets will pay him $29,467,800 through the 2021-2022 NBA Season. He has a shoe deal with Adidas and his other endorsements include Lyft, Western Union, and Express.
Jamal was born in Kitchener, Ontario to Sylvia and Roger Murray. He has a younger brother named Lamar and is currently dating Harper Hempel.