Jamal Murray is a 6′ 4″ point guard who plays for Denver Nuggets in the NBA. He was born on February 23, 1997, in Kitchener, Ontario. Murray was the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Murray’s parents are Sylvia and Roger Murray, and the Nuggets star also has a younger brother named Lamar. Murray attended the Grand River Collegiate Institute initially but later transferred to Orangeville Prep, where his father Roger served as an assistant coach.
Murray gained a massive reputation as a high-schooler and was named MVP in the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic, becoming the second Canadian to win the award. After high-school, Murray committed to Kentucky, where he played one year for the Wildcats.
The point guard gained starting privileges as a freshman and averaged 20.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 36 games.
Jamal Murray is in a long-term relationship with Harper Hempel. Murray and his girlfriend are yet to tie the knot, but are already one of the most loved couples in the NBA.
Furthermore, Murray’s on-court success has earned him a decent rating in the latest NBA2K game. The Nuggets guard has been given an overall rating of 86 by the creators.
Jamal Murray was picked by the Denver Nuggets as the 7th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He gradually rose through the ranks and cemented his place as a starting member in the roster.
After inspirational performances as a rookie and a sophomore, the Nuggets went all-out and offered Murray a max 5-year $170 million contract to the sharpshooter.
Murray broke through during the 2019 season and elevated his performances. He averaged 18.2 points and 4.8 assists during the regular season and took the Nuggets to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Success followed the following year as an inspired Nuggets team made it all the way to the conference finals in the 2020 NBA playoffs. Murray and Nikola Jokic guided the Nuggets past the LA Clippers team led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, a series that went till a Game 7.
Murray put up a 40-point performance in the series decider and his wizardry sealed a historic comeback for the Nuggets, the only team to come back from two different 3-1 deficits in postseason history.
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2017)
Third-team All-American – AP (2016)
First-team All-SEC (2016)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2016)
Nike Hoop Summit MVP (2015)
BioSteel All-Canadian MVP (2015)
Jordan Brand Classic International MVP (2013)
Jamal Murray’s quickly evolved to be a top player in the NBA, and his scoring form has massively improved. The Kentucky alum is posting incredible numbers as the years pass, and currently, in the 2020-21 season, Murray is averaging 19.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and four assists per game.
Murray signed a max-extension with the Nuggets in 2018 for 5 years. The deal will see him earning a guaranteed sum of $158,253,000 and the point guard will receive $27M as salary in 2021.
Jamal Murray’s career earnings will be $41,517,909 by the end of the 2021 season, but there’s no concrete amount about his Net Worth yet. Moreover, the Nuggets guard has signed endorsement deals with Adidas, Western Union, Lyft, and Express.
Jamal Murray is a member of the Adidas family but is yet to receive a signature sneaker. He has received several player editions and Murray recently sported the ‘Adidas Pro Model 2G.’
|Marital Status|| |
Unmarried (Dating Harper Hempel)
|NBA Championship Rings|| |
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
|215 lb (98 kg)|
6 ft 5 in (1.99 m)
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