Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.
In addition, he is a member of the Canadian national team.
He played one season of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being selected seventh overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Nuggets.
Interesting revelation, but Jamal Murray is of three ethnicities.
His mum Sylvia is from Syria and his dad Roger Murray is a Jamaican immigrant who moved to live in Canada at 9.
Hence, he is partly Syrian, Jamaican and Canadian, having multi-nationalities.
Murray was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Jamal has a younger brother called Lamar.
Murray studied at Kitchener’s Grand River Collegiate Institute before transferring to Orangeville Prep in Orangeville, where his father was an assistant coach.
He teamed up with fellow prospect Thon Maker to help Orangeville Prep defeat a number of American schools.
He was named MVP twice in his high school career, at the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic International Game and the 2015 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game.
Murray committed to Kentucky on June 24, 2015, to play under coach John Calipari.
After a year at Kentucky Murray declared for the 2016 NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Murray was picked seventh overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets on June 23, 2016.
He signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets on August 9, 2016.
During the games of November and December, his performance led him to be named Western Conference Rookie of the Month.
Earning this achievement after he scored a career-high 19 points in a game 112-105 with Portland Trail Blazers, which lead to their loss.
And in a game with Chicago Bulls, he topped that mark by scoring 24 points in 110-107 points, winning over them.
Murray earned many points contributing to his team’s victory.
On the first day of free agency period in the 2019-20 season, Murray signed a contract extension of a 5-year, $170 million maximum deal with the Nuggets.
Murray scored 40 points and nailed six three-pointers in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers on September 15, leading the Nuggets to a series-clinching 104–89 victory and a return to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009.
The Nuggets became the first club in NBA history to overcome two 3–1 deficits in a single postseason with the victory.
The Nuggets would go on to lose in five games to the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, with Murray posting up 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 12 assists in the lone Denver victory in Game 3.
On February 19, 2021, Murray finessed a career–high 50 points in a 120–103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
During the game he became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points without attempting a free throw, as well as being the second player to get 50 points while shooting more than 80 percent from the field and from beyond the arc.
Murray led Canada to a bronze medal in the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in Uruguay in 2013, averaging 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game.
At the 2015 Pan American Games, he was a member of the Canadian national team, which won a silver medal.
He averaged 16.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game in the tournament, while shooting 45.9% from the floor.
Murray suffered a torn ACL on his left knee during a game against the Golden State Warriors.
The following day the Nuggets announced Murray would be out indefinitely.
On April 21, Murray underwent surgery on the torn ACL on his left knee.
Murray signed a contract extension of a 5-year, $170 million maximum deal with the Nuggets.
Age and height
Jamal is 25 years old now and is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m) in height.
Jamal Murray Signed a Multiyear Shoe Contract with New Balance, starting off the 2020-21 season with the Two Wxy.
The point guard wears the number 27 jersey for the Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray’s net worth is around $5.2 million.